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10 players who are undroppable for their teams

These 10 players are the heart and soul of their respective teams

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Feature 22 Feb 2016, 10:47 IST
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These footballers might not be the most glamorous players, but their importance to the team cannot be underestimated. These players are a manager’s dream and they are willing to put in a shift for their club and team-mates whenever required.The most successful teams all have that one player who makes a difference every time he plays. The teams automatically perform much better with these players on the pitch, often looking more assured and confident in their displays.We take a look at 10 players who are undroppable for the popular football teams across Europe this season 

#1 Barcelona - Sergio Busquets

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Sergio Busquets is the best defensive midfielder in the world

The all-conquering Barcelona side have an attacking trident which is the envy of the whole world. However, the player who is most vital for Barcelona’s unique system to work is Sergio Busquets. 

The Spaniard often does the dirty work in the middle of the park without which Barcelona cannot play the beautiful football they are renowned for. 

Busquets is known for the pivotal midfield-anchor role that he plays for both Barcelona and the Spanish national side. A hard-working player, he excels at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game. He is the reason Barcelona can play flawless tiki-taka without moving into their defensive half.

The importance of Busquets to the team can perhaps be best summed up by Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. 

In spite of the rivalry and one incidence of a red card earned due to Busquets' play acting, this is what Sergio Ramos had to say about him: "There are a number of players I like, but the one we perhaps need is Busquets,"

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