Maybe we should play Gustavo and Boateng as CB's for the effective speed/physicality/strength. Also did you guys notice when those two were double teaming any opponent, no one was making it through. They seem to understand each other even when Gustavo is CDM and Boateng is RB.
I mean what if we had
+ I feel with a back 4 like that we wont struggle against counter-attacking teams because all 4 of them are quick.
+ Secondly, Gustavo can quickly fall into a very deep CDM role when both Schweinsteiger and Kroos are pushing up which is basically what Van Buyten tries to do for us a lot but hes not as good at it. And we all know, that is his strength, ball-winning and playing a pure CDM not a distributor. If they do somehow get past Gustavo, Boateng/Lahm are quick enough to cover for him, not to mention Neuer.
+ As long as Kroos keeps on improving at the rate he is, in terms of work-rate and ball-winning, we will have a pretty solid shield in front of our defense instead of worrying about using Tymo there. Think about it, the opponents have to get through Gomez then Muller then Schweinsteiger then Kroos then Gustavo and Boateng if they want to work through the center all of them have some of the highest work-rates in Bayern (especially if Kroos keeps on improving).
- On set-piece defense we won't have the Height of Badstuber and Van Buyten...but umm...they were not any good anyway, especially for their height.
- Van Buytens threat FROM set pieces. HONESTLY, I think this is the MAIN REASON hes still in the lineup. Hes better than anyone on our team in Set Pieces.