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The best squad in 2021 lacks both Messi and Ronaldo

06 Th1 2022 | 09:07

 

French newspaper L’Equipe has just selected the best squad for 2021, in which there are no two top superstars of world football, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

After 2021 ends, major newspapers across Europe have selected the typical lineup of the year. French newspaper L’Equipe has just selected the best squad for 2021, in which there are no two top superstars of world football, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Accordingly, in the 4-4-2 formation selected by L’Equipe, the duo Karim Benzema and Robert Lewandowski were selected in attack. This is a choice that many fans support, because both these players have been impressive in the club and national team colors in the past year.

The best squad in 2021 lacks both Messi and Ronaldo

In central midfield are Chelsea duo Kante and Jorginho, in the left wing is Kevin de Bruyne of Man City and on the opposite wing is Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Many people think that with very good performance from the beginning of the year to December, De Bruyne and Salah deserve more than Ronaldo and Messi.

Messi won his 7th Ballon d’Or in 2021 but his form at PSG is not so good, he is struggling in Ligue 1 with just one goal. Meanwhile, Ronaldo, although leading in scoring at MU, is said to cause internal disunity in this team. In addition to Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland also do not appear in this squad.

In defence, Ruben Dias (Man City) partnered with Maquinhos (PSG) in the central midfield position, with Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) and Theo Hernandez (AC Milan) on the flanks. Gianluigi Donnarumma was Italy’s hero at Euro 2020 and won the Yashin Cup, but L’Equipe thinks Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy deserves more.