Rodrigo de Paul has carried his Udinese side to the point that he is now a league leading midfielder. One that Europe should take good notice of.
Powerful, creative, and ridiculously talented. Tanguy Ndombele is a remarkable talent. Yet for all his ability, his career has been anything but plain sailing. First Time Finish spoke to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare about Mourinho’s mercurial midfielder.
VfB Stuttgart’s 5-1 demolition of Borussia Dortmund turned heads across Europe. However their recent success goes beyond this one result, and has come after years of short sightedness.
In 2019/20, Emiliano Buendia was among the Premier League’s best creators. After being relegated with Norwich, once again the league’s clubs are turning his way.
Upon winning the 2019 U-20 World Cup’s Golden Ball, Kang-in Lee was marked as one of world football’s brightest talents. Now is the time for him to prove his worth, in a struggling and damaged Valencia team.
Dutch football is once again riding a wave of nauseating young talent. PSV Eindhoven possess a huge chunk of this talent, and under the gaze of Roger Schmidt, could become a special force again.
Once, the role of the goalkeeper was to stop shots going in. Now they are required to be an asset in possession. These are some of the key moments in the birth of the modern sweeper-keeper.
The Iberian Peninsula has been the birth place of some of football’s biggest names. These are the next to follow their steps. The Spanish national team dominated world football throughout … Continue Reading The next Iniesta, Ronaldo and Eusebio: The best young talents in Iberia
These are the teams to watch outside the top five leagues in Europe. Whether you are looking for your next Football Manager save or curious to see where the next … Continue Reading The youngest and most exciting teams outside of Europe’s top five leagues
Hertha Berlin have assembled a young and exciting side. This tactical breakdown looks at the trends of this fascinating team.
Son Heung-min is a modern superstar. It is often forgotten just what a rise he has had, to become one of the best in Europe. This is his story, with insight from Steve Price.
Everton have made impressive moves in the transfer window this year. They have acquired some brilliant talent to improve Ancelotti’s midfield and target the top six.
All eyes will be on Kai Havertz as Chelsea begin their new era. But just what type of player is he, and where will he fit in at the club?
From Domingoes to Alexander-Arnold this is how the role of full-backs has changed over time. Every nation has had its own defensive fortification. In China, the Great Wall has stood … Continue Reading How full-backs evolved into modern day wingers
After a disappointing 2019/20, Man City and Pep Guardiola are wounded and ready to launch an offenisve on the league. With the help of tactics writer Lee Scott, we take a dive into City’s prospects for the new year.