4 players who shouldn’t be bothered by their World Cup disappointment and avoid retirement
4 players who shouldn’t be bothered by their World Cup disappointment and avoid retirement:
- Toni Kroos:
The Real Madrid midfielder was possibly the best player in the 2018 World Cup for Germany. His incisive passing and creative abilities from the midfield did help the Germans but it didn’t click collectively for Die Mannschaft in Russia. Kroos is arguably one of the best midfielders in the world right now and he is only getting better with age. In spite of the fact that Germany were knocked out in the group stages, it is necessary that Kroos keeps on playing for the national team at least until the next World Cup. His incredible dominance in the midfield can turn out to be very helpful when Germany return in the 2022 World Cup possibly with better and matured players on the pitch. With their support, Kroos can lead the Germans to another World Cup triumph.
- Sergio Busquets:
There is no player who is as underrated as Spain’s Sergio Busquets. The Barcelona midfielder has been a backbone for both Spain and the Catalan club to provide protection to their back four. His understanding and reading of the game has been simply outstanding and it is only right that he will be devastated to go out after the performance he gave in this World Cup. But he’s only 29 and a defensive midfielder can very well be effective at the age of 33 and there is no denial that Spain will struggle to find a player like him once he hangs up his boots. It is best for Spain and Busquets himself to give another go at the World Cup in Qatar.
- Cristiano Ronaldo:
Ronaldo has won possibly every trophy in his stellar football career. After having won the 2016 Euros, Ronaldo was touted to guide Portugal to a triumph in Russia this year. But in spite of having a good start, Ronaldo and his team struggled massively to score against Uruguay and were knocked out by the South American team. Even at the age of 33, Ronaldo is ageing like a fine wine and looks fitter than ever. With his fitness, he can easily manage to lead Portugal in Qatar in 2022 as the Portuguese fans will be deeply hoping he will be there for them in the next World Cup.
- Lionel Messi:
Messi has been made the scapegoat for Argentina more than often and sure the Barcelona superstar must be tired of being targeted frequently. He lacked support and tactical intelligence this World Cup and yet he was the one blamed for not turning up. That being said, Messi shouldn’t give up and keep on going in his bid to a national trophy. Messi came very close to winning the World Cup in 2014 and with a better manager and more support from his fellow players, he can go all the way in Qatar and deservingly win the tournament.