who you think is the best defensive midfielder in the world?
Xavi a defensive Mid?? Not really!thedude said:1)Essien (depends if you consider him a CM or DMC)
2) De Rossi
How can you have Hargreaves as the second best defensive midfielder in the world, are you crazy??????? There are lots of defensive midfielders that are better than Hargreaves at the moment. Hargreaves could be in this list if he shakes off the injuries and finds some form but right now Hargreaves isn't the best defensive midfielder at Manchester United never mind the world. Raul Miereles is a good player but should not be anywhere near this list, Moutinho and Veloso are better than Miereles.Hezzy said:1. Essien
3. De Rossi
4. Raul Meireles (Definately underated and should be in England)
Essiaen definately stands out from the rest...
This is Makelele...TheManc said:tbh I wouldn't really call Essien* or Hargreaves a DM. A DM is someone whits and holds. Someone who will win the ball back, and give it to the more creative players.
Style wise Essien is very similar to a younger Keane - a box to box player.