Midfield is arguably the most vital aspect of the game of football. Though not always in the thick of actions, midfielders can decide the outcome of the game with their creativity and work rate. In fact, boasting a good midfield is often a key to success for any team in the world.
Schalke seemed to have found their perfect midfield combination in the Bundesliga this season.
Under the tutelage of Domenico Tedesco, the Royal Blues have found real success, thanks to their industrious midfield. But how did the 32-year-old manage to turn Schalke into a midfield powerhouse in such short span of time?
Without further ado, let's take a look at five reasons why Schalke have the best midfield in the Bundesliga right now.
#5 The influence of Domenico Tedesco
Above anything else, Domenico Tedesco had the most influence on Schalke's success story this season.
Instead of splashing the cash on the transfer market, the former Aue boss chose to work with the initial crop of players he had at his disposal at the start of the season. The 32-year-old expertly analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of his players in order to minimize the flaws within the team.
It's safe to assume that Tedesco has been one of the best coaches in the Bundesliga this season. Without having any real amount of firepower, the young coach has managed to transform a baffled squadron into a unified whole.
His impassioned speeches and motivational skills have empowered the Schalke midfield to become a Bundesliga powerhouse once again.