MANTRA Bundesliga midfielders
BAYERN MONACO – Goretzka (M): A key player for this Bayern. Median (M) of great thickness, Goretzka is able to give joys and satisfactions… and bonuses: 4 goals and 5 assists in Euroleghe for him. Capable of excellent insertions without the ball, he gives precious plays for his teammates, called only to finalize. Top of role.
LIPSIA – Moriba (C): Last season at Barcelona did not look out of place. Ilaix immediately showed great technical and athletic skills, phrasing with Messi and companions as a veteran. Arriving at Leipzig with the aim of becoming an immovable owner, the premises are more than positive: to be taken.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND – Witsel (M): Metronome, matchmaker and also finalizer in the decisive moments: one of those players that we all want in the squad. His at Mantra role of M makes it even more interesting. Mantrists, you know what to do.
BAYER LEVERKUSEN – Amiri (CWT): Just look at his heel goal against Eintracht to understand who we are talking about, but it is just one of the magic you will see in Euroleghe. This boy, gifted with great technique, is capable of playing on the whole front of the midfield and the frontline. More assists than goalscorers: 5 assists and 2 goals for him. In the Mantra a real wildcard (CWT) which could be tempting even in not very numerous leagues.
WOLFSBURG – Arnold (M): Talented footballer, complete midfielder capable of doing the two phases. True talent on set kicks, in the Mantra it could be one of the best M in value for money: go for it.
BORUSSIA M’GLADBACH – Neuhaus (C; T): This guy has always been talked about with top-notch performances despite being only 24 years old. Last year he scored 6 goals and 4 assists, he knows how to fit in and how to try the shot from outside. The only flaw, the yellow cards, but a profile like him absolutely deserves to be noticed, despite the penalties, in fact, he has an average of 6,83. In numerous leagues he could even be your owner and you will not regret it.
MANTRA Premier Midfielders
ARSENAL – Saka (W): This summer his mistake from the spot gave Italy the victory of the 2020 European Championship, but it is not by these details that a player is judged: courage, altruism and imagination must be taken into consideration. All qualities that Saka possesses, despite the fact that he is only 20 years old. For him 5 goals last season, nothing exceptional, but the haul could increase. Pull it from the neck of the shirt and don’t let it escape.
ASTON VILLA – Mcginn (C): The Scotsman is a real headache for the opposing defenses, able to fit in and hit with great effectiveness. Sense of insertion, structured physique and excellent technique. He plays with determination and catapults every ball with remarkable intensity. If you need a leader who knows how to play foil, take a seat.
CHELSEA – Mount (T): Attacking midfielder, attacking midfielder, attacking winger: little changes. Mason has exceptional qualities and a champion’s head. He knows how to sew the game, serves balls to kiss for his teammates and has a very precise shot from outside. Absolute protagonist of the Chelsea European champion, his name can only be in our notebooks.
EVERTON – Doucoure (C): Insertion midfielder, with a great physique but also good technique. The former Watford is no ordinary player and he could become your favorite tank.
LEEDS – Dallas (E; C): Bielsa ranks full back, winger, attacking midfielder or mezzala: a real wild card. In whatever position on the pitch he is, he manages to be dangerous in the goal zone: 8 goals scored last year and 38 games out of 38 played by his team. A workaholic who could give us a lot of satisfaction. To buy without hesitation.
LEICESTER CITY – Tielemans (C): The Monaco midfielder has become a full-fledged footballer. The development of the Belgian is there for all to see: technique, quality, great shot and leadership of the midfield. A leader with fairy feet that we cannot miss. A goal from him allowed Leicester to raise the first FA Cup in history and could be very useful for our fantasy football.
LIVERPOOL – Henderson (M; C): The captain of the reds is the true soul of the team. Always on the spot, he doesn’t give up from the first to the last minute. He is not a name that brings special bonuses, but in numerous leagues he can be a holder that will not disfigure.
MANCHESTER CITY – Foden (W; T): Born in 2000, a real protagonist on the European scene for several seasons. Last year he scored 7 goals and served 3 assists to his teammates. He is not a regular starter, but it doesn’t matter, a midfielder with his numbers is always handy. Al Mantra for those who use a module that includes several players from the back can be a decisive factor. Let’s aim for it.
MANCHESTER UNITED – Pogba (C; T): One of the most important names on the whole list: sense of goal, shot from outside and play rompers applause. Paul is one of those players who make you fall in love with football. In three games the Octopus he has already put 5 assists on the scoresheet and for those who use the qualitative ones, he could find himself with many bonuses day after day.
TOTTENHAM – Hojbjerg (M; C): Ubiquitous. It runs, sets, retrieves, throws, fits, climbs on the wing and all this for 90 minutes or more. A complete midfielder with still plenty of room for improvement. If he managed to increase the production figures over the course of a season he would become one of the world leaders in the role. Just missing eh.
WEST HAM UNITED – Soucek (M): Thick midfielder: defends, covers, enters, attacks and scores. For him 10 goals last year, frightening numbers for a matchmaker. A real devil in the opponent’s penalty area. In the Mantra you will hardly find an M of this caliber. Top of list.
MANTRA Liga midfielders
BARCELONA – F. De Jong (M; C): Last season he was able to alternate his innate skill in weaving the game with concreteness and decision when he had to fill the role of central defensive. If Pique and Garcia give guarantees, he will be able to express himself in the role that suits him most and in which he is one of the best in Europe. Buying him would be a big hit: in a Mantra league it would also be appropriate to resort to an extra budget.
ATHLETIC MADRID – M. Llorente (W; T): Just a few figures: Marcos led to the colchoneros12 goals and 11 assists last season. Full-back, high winger, midfielder, second striker … indispensable for Simeone and also for any league he mantra.
REAL MADRID – Casemiro (M): Always there in the middle of the field to dictate the times, to recover balls, to give back support, to also score some heavy goals. Essential for the Blancos and also for a Mantra team: among the most prestigious M on the list.
SEVILLE – Fernando Kings (M): Man of order in the midfield, breakwater in front of the defense, if necessary, additional defender. Football-worthy, less football-fantasy… unless yours is a Mantra league! In this style of play, Ms are a rare commodity and securing one with a guaranteed return like Reges would be very wise.
VILLAREAL – Parejo (C): Dani no longer has that leadership of the Valencian times and is not the designated penalty taker, but he remains a respectable player and it would not be bad to have him in the battery of our midfielders.
MANTRA Ligue 1 midfielders
LILLE – Ikone (W; A): Without doubt the most talented man of Lille. The number 10 he knows how to hold the ball, verticalize, send his teammates into goal and put it inside. He will not always be deployed from the first minute, but we will hardly see him sitting on the bench for the full 90 minutes. He is not a striker, but he has already baptized the new season with a goal. In Mantra (his WA role) he would be great in rotations in modules like the 3-4-2-1 which needs a lot of trocar men.
NICE – Boudaoui (CWT): Midfield winger, midfielder or attacking winger, this Algerian boy knows how to do everything and in an excellent way. Technically gifted, good in one on one and gifted with a good shot from outside, all seasoned with a real predisposition to serve important assists. Especially in Mantra (CWT) the purchase of him is recommended for any league.
MUNICH – Tchouameni (M; C): Impressive growth for the French class of 2001. He is not a goalscorer or a man with an easy bonus, but if he improves his technique we could find ourselves a raw pearl in pink. Last year in Euroleghe he scored 2 goals and served 2 assists: not bad as a starting point.
PARIS SAINT GERMAIN – Verratti (M; C): Our Marco shows up at the Euroleghe as a European Champion. This could be the year of a new beginning, ready to talk to Messi and the other stars on the pitch, it could give sumptuous +1. Often criticized, snubbed, now it’s time to aim for it. In Mantra terms, his role as midfielder will allow us to spend some more credit: having him in the squad could be a big blow.
OLYMPIQUE MARSEILLE – C.Under (W; A): Two games, two goals. There could not have been a better debut for the Turkish player who could experience his best career moment in Marseille. Quick, with an excellent shot, he knows how to close the action. In the Mantra the role of him makes him even more palatable. To be noted.
LYON – Aouar (C; T): Technical, quick, capable of dangerously inserting himself into the opponent’s defenses and hurting himself. A complete midfielder that all teams in Europe would like. Last year was not his best season: in Euroleghe … 7 goals and 3 assists in 22 appearances: think what he is capable of doing when he is in a state of grace. Absolute big.
By Filippo Rascunà