5 best tacklers in the world
Tackling is not an easy skill to learn but check out these 5 best tacklers who have mastered the technique of winning the ball back.
The 22-year-old Nigerian footballer is a very talented footballer considering how young he is and he has only played for two clubs thus far, Genk (2015-2017) and Leicester City (2017 – to date). He has the most tackles in the Premier League this season – 59 from 11 appearances. On average he does 5.4 tackles per game.
Casemiro is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Real Madrid since 2013. Previously he played for Sao Paulo for 3 years. In his first season with Real Madrid, he made 35 appearances and did a great job of showing his talents to the rest of the world during that particular period. Casemiro is a great tackler averaging more than 2 tackles per game since his move to Real Madrid. This season, he is averaging 3.3 tackles and 2.3 interceptions per game!
The French footballer is one of the greatest midfielders of this generation. This season, Kante has averaged 2.9 tackles per game all thanks to his work ethics on the pitch. His talents and skills have not only benefited his club but also his country where he helped France win the 2018 FIFA World Cup title.
4. Idrissa Gueye
Having recently moved from Everton to Paris Saint-Germain, Gueye is an energetic midfielder. His strength is his ability to press opponents and intercept passes. This season, he is averaging 3.5 tackles and 2 interceptions per game and has also scored 1 goal.
5. Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Bissaka was named as the club’s Player of the Year for the 2018–19 season. Currently playing for Manchester United the Englishman is averaging 5.4 tackles and 1.9 interceptions per game. Despite being only 22-year-old, Bissaka has the maturity to deal with opponents on the pitch.
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