Out of all the top strikers everyone is talking about, I'd say he is the best team player minus his goals. His display against England was a good example as are plenty of Bayern matches in years gone by.
Way too radical statement, but there is some truth to it.
Nothing to do with Lewandowski or Haaland.All this tells you is that most German teams can't defend for shit. Also why the feck are we counting assists but not penalty goals? They're strikers FFS!
You've never watched Benzema then because he's twice or thrice the player minus the goals.Out of all the top strikers everyone is talking about, I'd say he is the best team player minus his goals. His display against England was a good example as are plenty of Bayern matches in years gone by.
No I'm saying showing stats that say they're 40% better than Benzema is pointless because they're not 40% better than Benzema.Nothing to do with Lewandowski or Haaland.
Or would you say that Cantona wasn't a top class player because in the 90s EPL was far behind Serie A and La Liga in terms of quality of teams, so his achievements are worthless cause he wasn't playing in the best leagues.
In general I agree with your approach but I need to see Messi actually kick a ball at PSG before handing him the throne again.I think Messi's both the best playmaker and also the best striker in the world. Then probably Lewa and Mbappe + Haaland in third position. Then there's a group of Benzema, Lukaku, Ronaldo, Kane and I would count Salah as a striker too. Of course we'll see how Messi, Ronaldo and Kane will be performing 3, 4 months from now because it's incredible tight between those nine. Well, at least for me.
Benzema is one of the best of this generation. Kane puts up better numbers but he's always been the main man at a smaller club whereas Benzema does it at the biggest stages, in a team with real pressure and in an actual team (which has often not revolved around him as it's Madrid).
Yes, but the statement was also wrong and probably coming from someone who doesn’t watch a lot of Bayern games. Lewandowski is heavily involved in their build up and even when he doesn’t assist or score there are multiple situations in a game where he drags defenders out of the way and opens lanes for Müller and the wingers. On top of that he and Müller lead their press.Like Ronaldo then but with more goals.
Haaland is at the moment very good at laying off the ball during high speed attacks. That boosts his numbers but is in no way as creative as Benzema. Both are very effective at what they are doing, just in very different ways.Assists aren't that good an indicator of creative passing, xA is better
Benzema is consistently the best creative passer of the lot, though Haaland is somehow getting there too
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