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3 football clubs with the best midfields this season

Ameya Vaidya
ANALYST
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35.06K   //    09 Nov 2018, 21:25 IST

The importance of midfielders in the game has increased to a large extent
The importance of midfielders in the game has increased to a large extent

The midfield is considered an important area on the football pitch, there crucial encounters are won or lost. It determines strength and adds balance to a team. It is instrumental in determining the results of several key matches in modern day football.

There are several important positions in midfield which are taken by specialist players who try to influence the game via their positions. With tectonic shifts in football due to modern day technology, the importance of midfielders in the game has increased to a large extent, hence they are recognised for the value they provide the team.

There have been teams like Barcelona who revolutionised football with their tiki-taka philosophy, gaining dominance via the midfield. This philosophy also helped Spain win 2 European Championships and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Managers need to constantly evaluate their midfields in order to make the team competitive. Lets have a look at 3 teams in the world who have the best midfields at the moment.


#3 Real Madrid

Toni Kroos and Luka Modric make Real Madrid’s midfield world-class
Toni Kroos and Luka Modric make Real Madrid’s midfield world-class

The presence of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric make Real Madrid’s midfield world-class. Despite Real Madrid’s recent poor form and their managerial turmoil, it is impossible to exclude the midfield-pair from this slideshow.

Being excellent passers, the pair are also creative players who look to create goal-scoring chances for their strikers via the excellent vision they possess. They also have the ability to shoot from distance, are excellent in taking set-pieces for the team, and are brilliant in intercepting the ball due to their alertness and ability to read the game.

The additional presence of Casemiro as a central defensive midfielder provides cover to the Real Madrid defense in order to protect them from the opposition’s counter-attacks. Hence, he brings balance to Real Madrid with his defensive skill-set and passing ability.

The midfield trio have won Real Madrid 3 consecutive Champions League titles, proving they excel in big matches.

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