The league season takes a break in Europe as International Friendly games take precedence. Most of the countries will be going up against each other, and it is always a fascinating spectacle when nations compete on the pitch.
However, this gives us an opportunity to make note of some players who will be playing in these games and are expected to give commendable performances.
The winger has been in sensational form this season. In the nine games he’s played, Lorenzo Insigne has scored six goals and assisted twice along the way. These kinds of performances have put him on the radar of Barcelona and other big name clubs in European football. But, Insigne is loving the freedom he has been given by manager Carlo Ancelotti and would want to get even better as the season goes on.
Lethal striker Cristhian Stuani has picked up where he left off in the last season when it comes to scoring goals. Already having scored eight goals in as many appearances for Girona, Stuani has single-handedly taken Girona near the top-half of the table. He isn’t supported well in the team, but with his national side in Uruguay, maybe he will thrive even more given the quality they possess. Furthermore, Luis Suarez has been rested for the fixtures, and this might be the ideal time to make a long lasting impression on the management.
Club: Girona FC
AC Milan forward Suso has taken his game to another level in 2018/19. Always lively in front of the goal and ever present to track back, Suso has become arguably the most important attacker for his club. Now 24 years of age, The Spaniard has added goals to his game and is becoming a complete player in front of the goal. Exciting times for him, the club and his country.
Club: AC Milan
Flamboyant winger Raheem Sterling used his awful FIFA World Cup 2018 performances as a motivation to become a better player. He has already scored five goals for the club and might have done enough to win over the England fans again. The most important question is whether Gareth Southgate is willing to trust Sterling again or not. In our opinion, he should, as Raheem has shown time and again he is a talented footballer if given the freedom to express himself.
Club: Manchester City
Superstar from Real Madrid has got the focus of the entire football world. Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale has been touted as the man to lead the attack. Individually he has done alright with the team but still hasn’t been able to fill in the shoes of his former teammate. As captain of Wales, Gareth Bale will have a sense of liberation and be potent in front of the goal.
Club: Real Madrid
In these kind of games managers try to experiment. There will be players who are given a debut, and some only will play around 15 minutes. What we can do to safeguard ourselves is choose the games we want to make the teams for. If we want to make teams for every single one, then the first priority needs to be having your XI at least start the game. The second priority is looking at who can actually give you points and will score the goals rather than taking defensive minded players. Finally, the team needs to have a captain and vice-captain from both teams. By doing this we can protect ourselves from possible drawn-out results.