Soccer has been placed on pause amid the Coronavirus pandemic however whereas we wait eagerly for its return, we are able to take inventory of the season up to now.
This is a chance to give attention to some of the brand new gamers who haveburst onto the scene this time period.
Right here, we listing Serie A’s fivebreakthrough stars of this season, solely contemplating gamers who’ve made a most of 10 appearances in a single of Europe’s high 5 leagues.
It’s straightforward to see why Sandro Tonali is broadly in comparison with Italy legend Andrea Pirlo. Like the previous passing maestro, Tonali has begun his profession at Brescia, exhibiting distinctive play-making potential and even bares a resemblance in phrases of look.
Nonetheless, whereas Pirlo began in a extra superior function earlier than finally settling in as a deep-mendacity playmaker, Tonali is alreadyplying his commerce as aregista. With excellent imaginative and prescient and approach, the 19-year-outdated is at all times in search of the killer cross even from deep. That’s resulted in a powerful common of 2.1 key passes per sport and 5 assists to go along with one purpose.
Tonali can also be robust, energetic and positionally conscious. When requested concerning the Pirlo comparisons, the teen stated he thought he had much more in widespread with Gennaro Gattuso.
The Japanese defender is a barely contentious inclusion on this listing on condition that he’s already racked up 18 caps for the nationwide group and has performed often within the J-League for Avispa Fukuoka and within the Belgian league for Sint-Truiden beforehand.
Nonetheless, that is Takehiro Tomiyasu’s first season in a single of Europe’s high 5 leagues and he’s solely 21. A towering centre-again by commerce, the teen has proven nice versatility, normally working at proper-again for Bologna owing to his tempo and talent on the ball.
Tomiyasu has good consciousness and makes interceptions usually. He usually tucks in alongside the 2 centre-backs when Bologna are in possession to keep up management. Regardless of his physique and uncooked potential, his inexperience has saved him from taking part in centrally whereas he additionally lacks in aggression.
Regardless of solely having 18 Serie A appearances to his identify, Marash Kumbulla is popping heads and Inter Milan have already proven curiosity within the younger centre-again.
The Hellas Verona defender is proactiveby nature,studying the sport effectively and attending to the ball earlier than the ahead quite than having to again off and include them. When he does nip in forward of his opponents he’s usually swift to stride out and start counter-assaults as effectively.
It’s that confidence and aggressive play that got here to the fore when he confronted Juventus. The 20-year-outdated has additionally proved spectacular within the air and whereas he solely has a single senior purpose – in opposition to Sampdoria – up to now, his risk within the opposition’s field in palpable.
Power, tempo and energy – that’s Dusan Vlahovic in a nutshell. Like Tomiyasu, the striker has a bit prior expertise too having featured within the Serbian league earlier than his transfer to Fiorentina final season.
He made a handful of appearances final time period however has begun to look the half this time round. The 20-year-outdated has featured in 22 league video games this season however 12 of these have been from the bench. However, Vlahovic has impressed with six targets for the marketing campaign with a nice run and strike in opposition to Inter standing out.
The Serbian has the construct of an imposing quantity 9 and is formidable within the air however his maintain-up play does want enchancment. Then again, he may be surprisingly nimble-footed in terms of taking up defenders one-on-one.
With the physique, energy and pace to flourish within the trendy sport, Dejan Kulusevski seems to be like a effectively-rounded participant destined to be successful. Juventus definitely suppose so.
The 19-year-oldhas caughtthe eye of the Serie A giants whereas on mortgage at Parma from Atalanta, prompting them to swoop in January with a deal that would quantity to 44 million.
He has operated from the precise and likes to chop and shoot with his excellent left foot, registering 5 targets and 7 assists this season.
Nonetheless, with huge reserves of energyand a burst of acceleration,Kulusevski is a talentedball-provider.That’s why many believehis future lies in working as a field-to-field or attacking midfielder.
The Swede has solely made one look for the nationwide group up to now however appears destined to be a star.
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