Inter Milan Star Named Among As One Of Best Midfielders In World Football: “Deserves More Credit Outside Italy”
Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic has been named as one of the best holding midfielders across all of world football.
The football news and opinion website FourFourTwo listed the Croat as the seventh best player in his position in their list, just ahead of Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga and Chelsea’s Ngolo Kante but behind West Ham United’s Declan Rice.
For the past few seasons, “underrated” has been something of a watchword when it comes to Brozovic’s performances for Inter and the Croatian national team.
Whilst the 30-year-old has sometimes been overshadowed by midfielders like Nicolo Barella at club level, or Luka Modric at international, he has always been pivotal for every team that he’s played for.
This has not quite been the case this season at the Nerazzurri, as injuries have restricted Brozovic from making the kind of impact he had in the couple of seasons prior.
This has even led to question marks around whether Brozovic can be considered first-choice in his position for the Nerazzurri ahead of Hakan Calhanoglu.
However, the Croat has still put in quite a few excellent performances, whilst his displays at the World Cup with his national team were also outstanding.
FourFourTwo describe the Inter midfielder as follows:
“The Croatian’s early years at Inter were dogged by inconsistency and disciplinary issues, but he has grown into becoming the best defensive midfielder in Italy and up there with the best in the world. Brozovic often flies under the radar as his game is so simple. But it’s so effective, too.
Very few players in Serie A keep possession better than he does, and he often has a progressive intent the spurs the Nerrazzuri on. He deserves more credit outside of Italy.”
The top-ranked player on FourFourTwo’s list is Manchester City defensive midfielder Rodri, whilst just behind the Spaniard is Bayern Munich man Joshua Kimmich.