There are some players who don’t get enough praise for their performances, because maybe they aren’t as directly involved with the team’s goals, or maybe they’re just outshone by the ‘bigger-named’ players in their teams.
The Fan Park crew have listed five players who we feel don’t get enough credit.
The Spaniard rarely gets the credit he deserves for his performances at Real Madrid, perhaps because he often plays in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. Isco’s work-rate has been questioned before, but with his passing ability, he deserves more praise and a lot more game time!
The Barcelona player is one of the most hard-working midfielders in Spanish football, but it appears as though Pedro is hardly looked at by the boss, Luis Enrique. The winger deserves praise to be heaped on him, and deserves to play more – which is understandably hard when you’ve got Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar at your disposal.
I believe that the Dutch midfielder was easily Manchester United’s best signing of the season, as he’s been used all around the park due to his necessary versatility. Blind doesn’t have the pace of a full-back, or the skill of an attacker, but it’s his intelligence and awareness that needs more highlighting, as he’s been brilliant!
Arsenal’s defensive midfielder has been remarkable in the games that he’s played for the Gunners this season. After finding life tough at the London club when he arrived, Coquelin has become one of the team’s most important players. He plays with his heart on his sleeve every week, and has become of the league’s leading ball-winning midfielders – although his efforts often go by unnoticed.
The Englishman is another one of Manchester United’s star players who simply doesn’t get the plaudits he deserves. Statistically, United have won more games with Carrick, than they have without him. He is the perfect player to play in the holding role, dictating the tempo with his clam demeanour, and retaining possession when the team need to keep the ball.
Which other players do you feel deserve more credit?