18:56 / 25.12.2021.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

Brozović among top players in Europe

Marcelo Brozović

Marcelo Brozović

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Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozović was named to the best European team of the year so-far, according to football webside goal.com

With the 'Big Five' leagues having reached their midway points, GOAL picked out the top performers from the 2021-22 campaign to date.

The website said that Inter coach Simone Inzaghi was desperate for Marcelo Brozović to sign a contract extension, and it's easy to understand why.

"A player once criticised for a perceived lack of consistency and discipline is now being lauded as the best midfielder in Serie A because of his incredible work-rate and excellent distribution," said goal.com.

"Indeed, no midfielder has made more successful passes in all competitions this season than the Croatia international (1681), who also covers an outrageous amount of ground in each and every single game," they added.

"Inter simply wouldn't be winter champions without Brozović, the key cog in their engine room, and if the Nerazzurri don't tie him down to a new deal soon, expect the likes of Antonio Conte at Tottenham to come calling in January," they concluded.

Goal is an international association football news website founded in 2004 by Chicco Merighi and Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni. Goal is published in 19 languages, with 38 national editions and 600 contributors.

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