Twenty years ago, left-backs’ job just was to defend and very little else. But that has all changed now, and so much more is expected of them. Today, it’s hard to differentiate them from the wingers due to the number of skills they show during the matches. Let us take a look at the top 5 best left-backs in the world now.
5. Alex Sandro (Juventus)
Here comes a left-back who probably missed out on the credit he deserves over the years. At an international level, Sandro has barely appeared for Brazil, as he isn’t his country’s best left-back. He is another man who has spent a lot of time playing in a left wing-back role, which suits his athletic style. Due to his impressive level of performances, Sandro has regularly been linked with a move away from Juventus over the past few years.
4. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)
It’s rare to find a left-back with the engine to get up and down the pitch and ran to the penalty areas. Conte must take a lot of credit for identifying Alonso as the man to solve his problems at left wing-back. Marcos Alonso is the right choice when it comes to taking free kicks in Chelsea.
3. Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)
He may not have been the most familiar name in football a few years ago, but everyone knows who Benjamin Mendy is today. Like some others, Mendy does his best work in an attacking position. But he is more than capable of doing his job at the back does his best work in an attacking position, but he is more than capable of doing his job at the back.