Football – Champions League ’18: Players To Watch Out For
Football fans everywhere throughout the world are energetically envisioning the arrival of the UEFA Champions League which is less than two weeks away. This year 32 clubs are preparing to participate, in the Europe’s most prestigious league.
The Champions League never neglects to create a great deal of hype and excitement. And, this year is no different as football fans are anticipating to see their most loved football players engage them with their mind blowing gifts and astounding aptitudes.
While the emphasis will be on the completely settled players including any semblance of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Junior, Antoine Griezmann and Mohamed Salah. However, some youthful and energising young players will also be closely followed as they certainly have the potential to impress with their extraordinary capacities, over the span of the Champions League.
Allsportspk presents 8 such players who are likely to have an impact on the Champions League this year.
#8 Matthijs de Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt is a commanding figure on the pitch, tall, solid yet in the meantime brisk on the ball. He had the most noteworthy passing precision among all the Eredivisie defenders last season.
He was the 2nd most youthful player to score for Ajax, behind the club legend Clarence Seedorf. Portrayed by numerous as the ‘total defender’, at 19 years old his best is yet to come.
Having enlisted himself on the goal sheet for Ajax once this season as of now and furthermore scoring a header in the third qualifying round of UEFA Champions League, this commanding defender is likewise a goal danger from set-pieces.
Moreover, any team which faces Ajax, would just need to figure out how to move beyond him in the last third to score goal. And, in the meantime also discover approaches to prevent him from scoring a goal or two at the opposite end. His quality, protective capacities, speedy pace on the ball and a goal scoring risk from set-pieces, makes him a player to look out for in the Champions League.
#7 Leon Goretzka
The focal midfielder, who can serenely play as an assaulting midfielder was given his first beginning for Bayern Munich a weekend ago by Niko Kovac. He legitimised his consideration in the team by scoring his first first goal as a Bayern player, and furthermore setting another up for Robert Lewandowski.
The 23-year-old midfield player is named by numerous as the new German midfield mystical performer. Leon scored four goals for Schalke last season and set up 2 more for his partners in 21 appearances. Be that as it may, these insights do not do justice to his capacities.
Given his great beginning to his Bayern footballing career, it appears that Niko Kovac might want to use this youthful ability in the midfield, now that Vidal has left for Barcelona. And this is why strong exhibitions can be expected from this player, which would be a reason of worry for any opposition.
For the next two young players to watch out for in this year’s Champions League, move on the next page!