In modern-day football, defensive midfielders portray the most crucial position. However, the role of these mid-fielders is completely underrated. Defensive midfielder play most important role in controlling game speed, intercepting passes from the opponent and creating through balls. Generally, they are the backbone of the team. They are also responsible for screening the defense line, provide the ball or extra man in attack and cover the ground a lot. They are chosen for the highly demanding job because most of the team in World Cup 2018 are going to play a beautiful attacking football.
The list of top 5 central defensive mid fielders to watch out for world cup 2018 are:
5. Eric Dier
Eric dier is generally playing as a defender or a defensive midfielder in Tottenham Hotspur. He has a capability to play in several defensive positions like right back, center back and defensive mid. Eric dier grew up in Portugal but he opted to play for England National team. Dier joined Spurs in 2014 and is capable of playing in different versatile position, which has also enabled Spurs to change their formation in between the game.
With a height of 6 feet 2 inch, Dier is a well-balanced player. He is a forceful tackler, decent pace and a impressive aerial ability to win the ball. If England is serious for this world cup 2018 trophy, He would be the first choice to play in England national team with doubt.