outstanding players of the first day of the World
Having already debuted all the teams participating in this World Cup, in Colgados for football we are going to highlight 5 players who have impressed us in these first matches. The normal thing would be to highlight the best known: Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Karim Benzema, Andrea Pirlo or Thomas Müller, but we like the alternative so we will discover you 5 players little known to the general public before this World Cup.
Daley Blind - Netherlands – 24 years - AFC Ajax
Playing in an unusual position for him this season, De Boer has placed him this year as a pivot in the ajacied midfielder, was fundamental for the oranje comeback against the current world champion. In addition to resisting the attacks of Azpilicueta and helping Martins Indi in the internships of Iniesta or Silva for his band, was key with his two assists in the first two goals of the clockwork orange. The first one that hit the edge of the break was excellent, from midfield he hit a long ball to break Van Persie so that the red devil striker made the tie near the break.
Less people remember the pass he gives to Robben in the second goal, It is not as exalted as the first but it also brought out the shame of the Spanish centrals. Son of the mythical Danny Blind, It is on the agenda of some great European to reinforce the pivot or the left back, although the safest thing to do is stay one more year in Amsterdam.
Mathew Leckie – Australia – 23 years - FSV Frankfurt
He completely revolutionized the Socceros game in his match against Chile, He started on the left wing but it took a lot to get rid of Isla's sticky marking. Postecoglou with the 2-0 He decided to change bands with Oar and there began his exhibition, due to speed or skill he constantly overwhelmed Mena, becoming the main Aussie weapon to get balls to Cahill. He mainly highlighted his phenomenal handling of both legs, In fact, there were times when he entered on the left wing that he only used his left foot and got confused if he was really right-handed..
In the second part he hit a physical slump, even so it was a pleasant surprise in the Australian team. Arrived very young at the Borussia Mönchengladbach quarry, making his debut with the first team, a loan to FSV Frankfurt sparked the interest of the second team from the state capital of Hesse. This last great season in Bundesliga 2, scoring 10 goals and leaving FSV to 4 promotion points to Bundesliga 1, has led him to win a one million euro transfer to FC Ingolstadt 04 of the same division.
Serge Aurier - Costa de Marfil - 21 years - Toulouse FC
Chosen this season as the best right back in the Ligue 1, was essential in the elephants' comeback against Japan. Two of his assists were translated into the two Ivorian goals so that they could get off to a good start in their third World Cup. They were both totally different, the first one receives the ball he thinks about it and puts it tense to the penalty spot for Bony's powerful header, the second quite the opposite center of first with more effect for the subtle header of Gervinho at the near post.
In addition to the two assists, he also stood out in the incorporations by his band and was rarely surpassed by the Japanese attackers.. Belonging to Toulouse, payment 2 million € for him two summers ago, His name was already related to Monaco but he still regrets not having signed him before, because it looks like it will revalue in the World Cup.
Ricardo Rodríguez - Switzerland - 21 years - Vfl Wolsburg
Another side and another with his 2 assists contributed to the victory of his team, they were also totally different from each other. The first a corner taken to the heart of the area so that with an easy header Mehmedi would make the tie against the Ecuadorians. The second perfectly defines added time of the second part, Swiss counterattack and the ball reaches Rodríguez, controls it, look and put it on perfect with his left foot when Seferovic arrives at the near post.
Despite being an offensive full-back, he was not out of tune in the defensive aspect and in the Swiss inferiors he stood out in the offensive air game, He also throws all Swiss fouls with a profile for a left-handed. His name is already related this summer to great Europeans (Real Madrid, Manchester United or Inter Milan), but it seems difficult to leave the club of the Volkswagen that already paid 7 million € for him and they are making a team with aspirations to enter the Champions League. Defend your native country, but it is from a Spanish father and a Chilean mother.
John Anthony Brooks – USA – 21 years - Hertha BSC
The only one of the 5 players who scored and the only one who did not start, came out at halftime replacing the injured Matt Besler. He was able to contain almost all the arrivals of the Africans, in fact his goal came from the right side, where he was not located. But in a corner taken moments after the Ghanaian goal, Brooks landed a diving header on the edge of the goal area.
Despite his height, he has a good stride and can fight fast strikers, Maybe it will fail in the short start since the long displacement that looks with the left is quite good. Born in Germany to American parents, he always represented the stars and stripes team., except for a mini-concentration that he carried out with Germany under-20, He continues to play in his training club but this World Cup can catapult him to a great.