From Iniesta, Xavi, Schweinsteiger, the new, modern midfielder has arisen. What characterizes and defines this ‘modern’ midfielder?
Who would’ve imagined that Barca, the most purist football club the world has ever seen, would play a formation as seemingly bland as a 4-4-2?
In a sport headed by a self-evidently, almost comically corrupt officiating body, it is surprisingly the referees who encounter the most blame.
Eden Hazard may not lay claim to 400 career goals, but he is as gifted a progenitor as anyone kicking of the joy. He is most committed to it.
Perhaps we hold back now from hitching ourselves to Marco Asensio’s star, but we can do so no longer.
Newcastle’s campaign under Benitez has seen them gain automatic promotion back to the promised land. If Rafa stays, will the Toons achieve greatness once more?
Chelsea’s loan system is perhaps the most ludicrous present anywhere. However, it is starting to produce results—see Moses, Victor—and Lewis Baker might be the next to shine at the Bridge.
Thiago’s brilliant outings for Bayern this season have drawn remarks that the Spaniard is finally fulfilling his potential. According to Max, however, he’s not merely fulfilling it. He’s seizing it.
Guerreiro’s brilliance in the Euros of last summer was perhaps the only thing bright about Portugal’s somber way of playing. His brilliance has continued in an unprecedented manner – and it’s been noticed.