Football is a team sport and every player must play their part for the team to succeed. However, many times we are faced with players who want to do very little or nothing at all on the pitch. The saddest thing is that many of these players are immensely talented. Today we have compiled a list of World laziest players in the game today. Talent without hard work is useless, that is what we are about to understand in this piece.
6. Mario Balotelli- Nice
Nice have confirmed that Mario Balotelli will be staying with the club for a third season, despite the Italian striker having been linked with a move away from the club over the summer. pic.twitter.com/TawMPsc4UL
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Italian Striker Mario Balotelli switched to Ligue 1 side Nice after two poor spells with Liverpool and AC Milan. He did well in the French League. The only problem the former Manchester City striker has is that he plays how he wants. It depends on how he wakes up. Sometimes his talent will blow you away but many times he doesn’t care that much about what is going on around him. Coaches have complained about his fitness levels and of course off-pitch shenanigans. He is a very talented player capable of beating the best in the World but his attitude and character almost ended his career.
5. Memphis Depay- Lyon
He is very talented that’s a fact, powerful and muscular, we all agree. He can score goals which are great not forgetting he is also a specialist in dead ball situations. I can go on and on, but what is clear is that he has the required qualities to succeed.
However, he is missing one important thing, hard work. To realize your dream you must go the extra mile. The work rate has to be better than your opponent. Memphis needs to change his attitude to build his career again at Lyon. He is currently doing well but he needs to be consistent.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic- LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a perfect example of a lazy player who always gets away with it. We agree at the age of 36 years we don’t expect him to be running half the pitch chasing the ball but we need to see the effort.
The Big Swede once said that you don’t expect a player of 90kg to be running for ninety minutes. However, to be honest he has a bad record of not helping out his teammates when they need him. He just stands and waits for the ball.
We cannot deny he has been extremely lucky in his career. He has won all trophies available in his career in the club level. He has played with the World best players in Sweden, Holland, Italy, Spain, France and England but let’s face it, he is lazy. Many times you will think the team is playing with ten players because he is somewhere watching the rest fight to win back the ball.