Tonight is the second night of this week's Champion's League and we would like to wish you a pleasant evening with a few great match-ups. In these match-ups, however, there are a few players we would like to recommend to you. As we've been raving on about this box-to-box-ish midfielder for a week now, let's take a look at a few of those who are in action tonight:
1. Ivan Rakitic.
While Iniesta is the man stealing the limelight in midfield, Ivan Rakitic runs the show behind the scenes. He is the often uncredited director of Barcelona's game and is vital to them and their success. Since he arrived at the club from Sevilla he has won two league titles and a Champion's League title with the club under Enrique and has been part of the revitalized Barcelona of recent years with los tres amigos dominating the international football scene. Rakitic' style of play is based on his passing and stamina. He has the ability to defend, while he also can act asa building defensive midfielder. Combine this with his obvious attacking talent and you have one of the most complete and underrated midfielders around.
2. Arturo Vidal.
Not as underrated as Rakitic, but certainly on his level. His passion and skill has improved Bayern massively since he arrived in Bavaria and withoit him as a constant machine in midfield, the Bayern attack wouldn't work nearly as good as it does. His transition skills and ability to carry the ball forward while still looking foir sumptuous passes in the attacking third makes him one of the best central midfielders in Bundesliga, if not the world.
3. Marco Verratti
Obvious choice for this role. Verratti's stamina and willpower in midfield has made him one of the most promising and most important players of his generation. his passing and strength is also vital to him as he is constantly under pressure from the opposing team's midfield but he rarely fails in his transitions and is a vital part to any team. Alongside Matuidi or Krychowiak he's best, but camn act as a defensive midfielder too, even though his primary role is that of a box-to-box-ish midfielder, just like Rakitic and Vidal.
Do enjoy the games and please help us with the name for this player. No, it's not box-to-box, that's too limited. There has to be another name for him.
editor and not too creative at the moment.
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