Santamaria said:As you say the extra midfielder should be a good passer, we have candidates - Pedro Barbosa, Tonito or Carlos Martins.
That doesn't solve the problem at all as none of those players are ballwinners. They would only add to hte offensive nature of the team. What Viana offered was the grit of a ballwinning mid with the ability to distribute the ball and ignite the offense. Barbosa and Tonito are playmaker types and nothing like what I am talking about. Martins is somebody I don't know enough about, so I can't comment.