Today, football has completely changed. The biggest transformation has happened in the full-back position. Coaches like Pep Guardiola prefer fullbacks who can operate as wingbacks. This means playing in advanced positions to assist the team more going forward. The right-sided defenders today need to work extremely hard. They need to get the crosses in as well as falling back when the opponents attack. This has made it very difficult for players who prefer the traditional way of defending. Today, we want to look at the six best right backs in the world right now.
6. Thomas Meunier-PSG
— Thomas Meunier (@ThomMills) September 3, 2018
Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier has quickly established himself as one of the best in his position. The 27-year-old took over from Serge Aurier when the Ivory Coast defender decided to join Tottenham Hotspurs. He was a key player for Belgium in Russia 2018 World Cup. He is no doubt one of the best today.
5. Hector Bellerin- Arsenal
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— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) August 25, 2018
To fully understand the level of greatness in Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, you need to know that the youngster ended careers of two players. He got a chance when Mathieu Debuchy and Chambers were injured and he completely took over the position. He is so quick on and off the ball and he can score goals too.
4. Kieran Trippier- Tottenham
— Kieran Trippier (@trippier2) August 27, 2018
Kieran Trippier is the newest fullback in the game. The fans were worried when the club decided to sell Kyle Walker to Manchester City but now they have two of the best right back in the World. Serge Aurier arrived to replace Walker but now he might have to leave the club to get game time. Trippier is a perfect right back and deadly in set-piece situations. This season, he has already scored a great free-kick. He also delivers great corners. He provides something extra and this is bad news for Aurier.