Top 10 Most Underrated Players Part II

This is the second part for the most underrated players in Europe’s, players who don’t receive enough recognition for their play.

10. Christian Eriksen – Tottenham

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When you see his stats he’s got eight goals and nine assists this season in 39 appearances, yeah but the truth is Erikson actually contributes much, much more for Tottenham. In 2015, Eriksen was ranked fourth in the list of players who created the most chances in the Premier League with 86. According to Squaka Football, Tottenham has created the most chances in Premier League this season so far with 377, 89 of those chances were created by Eriksen. Eriksen created 24 per cent of Spurs’ chances this season. He’s currently second on the list with the players who created the most chances in Premier League with Mesut Ozil leading the pack. Whether Spurs will win the league no one really knows, but what’s evident is that they will return to the Champions League next season which will be very exciting, especially for Eriksen a man who is an extraordinary player.

9. Borja Baston ~ Eibar

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On loan from Atletico Madrid this young man is doing wonders at Eibar, recording 17 goals and two assists in 29 La Liga appearances this season. Eibar has scored 44 goals this season in La Liga and Borja Baston has been involved in 43 per cent of their goals, without his goals Eibar would be in the relegation zone. He also became the first Eibar player to score in four consecutive La Liga games in October. Del Bosque can’t complain about Spain not having a number nine forward.

8. Jorginho ~ Napoli

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In Brazil the talent will never stop rising, Jorginho is a defensive midfielder who is has been very impressive so far this season, the stats in your pictures show he’s got the most passes and the most touches in Europe’s top five leagues so far this campaign. Napoli and Brazil has what we call a second hand Sergio Busquets and he will become very important for Brazil if they give him a chance. Barcelona and  Manchester City might be looking at him in the summer.

7. Dmitri Payet ~ West Ham

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Most pundits say he’s the signing of the season, while others believe not only does he deserve a call up for France he should also start. He’s having a flying season with West Ham, I mean first of all he has already scored as much goals as he did last season and with 10+ games left and he’s only 7 assists away from equaling his assist record of last season. He recently scored a stunning free-kick against Manchester United beating one of Premier League’s best keepers. Will he stay with the Hammers next season or will the big boys come for him?

6. Sime Vrsaljko ~ Genoa

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The level of talent in Croatia is growing again and it’s growing at a fast rate. Halilovic, Brozovic, Kovacic and now Simo. He’s slowly but surely establishing himself as a really, really good right back. I am amazed that no big team as actually scouted him yet, defensively and offensively he’s very impressive and he’s currently on his highest assist tally ever in a season with four. He is going to be one of those few players who will perform at the Euro 2016.

5. Claudio Pizarro ~ Werder Bremen

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37 years old yes, but still very effective, Pizarro makes things look expensive on the pitch, the way he touches the ball, his passes and the way he scores it looks very expensive. 14 goals in 14 starts for Werder Bremen in all competitions is a ridiculous record considering his age. He recently said in an interview that his aim was to take Peru to the World Cup 2018. His legs and movement off the ball seem expensive at the moment considering the miracles his doing on the pitch lets hope they don’t deplete.

4. Marc Albrighton ~ Leicester City

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I can’t believe that from all the English players he hasn’t received a call up yet for England. What’s even more surprising is Kante, Vardy, Mahrez and Huth all get praise which is right but the media is overlooking Marc and clearly not giving him enough praise. Albrighton is what you call an absolute winger, his work rate is incredible. Although he’s only been involved in seven of Leicester City’s goals {1 goal & 7 assists} so far, his work ethic and qualities shouldn’t be taken for granted and yes he deserves to get a call up for England.

3. Kingsley Coman ~ FC Bayern

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How many 19 years old do you know have featured for Bayern, Juventus and PSG, not a lot right? Coman has proven his worth at Bayern with six goals and 10 assists in 27 appearances for FC Bayern and not to forget the impact he provided against Juventus. Is he the best youngest player in Europe at the moment? Perhaps.

2. Julian Weigl ~ BVB

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He’s only at his first season with Dortmund after he was signed from second division team 1860 Munich. When he arrived he has managed to bodied a couple of first team players on the bench, Sven Bender has been bodied to centre back, while Gonzalo Castro was bodied to a wider role, and at the moment Gundagon is the latest player who is being bodied on the bench by this young man who is only 20 years old and has made that defensive midfield his. Again another talent that burst out of nowhere.

1. N’Kolo Kante ~ Leicester City

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This man is Leicester City’s insurance, he has covered everything for them so far. Champions League next season has been assured, only thing he needs to insure is the league title. If Deschamps gives him a call up it’s possible that he might ensure the Euros title for France. Top five best defensive midfielders in the world at the moment he must be there.


By Tuta Ilonga, TFN Spanish football expert on 26/03/2016 at 18:46

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