Defensive midfielders deserve a cape as a uniform.
They also deserve more media attention, but we already know the power of the goals.
The balance in the middle of the field is a necessity for any teams with great aspirations. It requires someone to build, yes, but also to whoever destroys what the rival builds.
Do you now understand why Casemiro is one of the best players in the world?
In modern football, the defensive midfielder has gained prominence in the best tactical schemes.
Abilities more, skills less, it is almost impossible to ignore the ‘breaker’. That’s why geniuses like Mourinho take them to every club they run, or not, Nemanja Matic?
And, at the same time, they confirm the theory (or my theory) that rude footballers in the middle are essential.
… It will be a pleasure to explain why.
What happens when a trademark handout is absent?
The same as when your girlfriend says, “We have to talk”, the same as when a light appears on the dashboard of your car, the same thing you do not want to know.
My friend, you are in trouble.
One clear example, like the World Cup, maybe the recent match between Germany and Mexico.
But first, a clarification: Juan Carlos Osorio is not God, but he is close.
Perfect! We continue
Germany lined up Khedira and Kroos as front-line fliers. None of them very defensive.
Khedira stomps the area constantly with Juventus … Kroos was a “10” at the beginning …
The triumph of Mexico happens, in large part, by the spaces that the tricolor team got behind the Real Madrid player’s back.
That’s why we saw so many Mexican counterattacks.
On the other hand, Andrés Guardado and Héctor Herrera are neither defensive midfielders, but both got the perfect balance in markings. Sacrifices, they say.
They were never two to the attack together. Never!
Many judge the defensive pieces, without knowing that as a result they end up enhancing the attack of the scheme.
No, Sampaoli. This is not your case. You are the opposite.
Balance? Of course.
A defensive midfielder? For yesterday, please.