Squad for Madrid looking threadbare to say the least

Last updated : 20 February 2006 By Chris Parry
The squad reads:

Jens Lehmann
Abou Diaby
Robert Pires
Freddie Ljungberg
Jose Antonio Reyes
Alexander Hleb
Thierry Henry
Cesc Fabregas
Mathieu Flamini
Alexandre Song
Philippe Senderos
Manuel Almunia
Emmanuel Eboue
Kolo Toure
Sebastian Larsson
Theo Walcott
Johan Djourou

Scan the list and it's clear to see that we're missing players with the experience to cope with a game against such a high calibre outfit.

Defensively we look stuffed, the midfield is lightweight, and we're missing the experience of Bergkamp and the exuberance of Van Persie up front - Apart from that everything's fine!