Well, the attackers get all the media attention for scoring amazing goals. But the midfielders also deserve immense recognition for their huge roles in the development and success of the team. In every successful squad, there must be fantastic central midfielders. They take on the biggest responsibilities and controlling the tempo of the game. Today, we will take a look at the top 5 best central midfielders in Europe today.

5. Philippe Coutinho (Barcelonna)

Coutinho has taken his game further ever since he left Liverpool for Barcelona. Replacing Spanish legend Andres Iniesta in the Catalans starting lineup is not meant for an easy looking kind of a guy. One thing with which the Brazilian surpasses many other central midfielders is his ability to impress in offense and scoring.

4. Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain)

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Verratti is filled with so much intelligence and an amazing ability to control the game. The Paris Saint Germain midfielder uses it all to link up with his teammates perfectly and create chances for the attackers to score.

3. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona)

Thanks to his extremely brilliant in the World Cup 2018 in Russia, Ivan Rakitic has proved that he deserves to be on a higher level among the central midfielders. Rakitic has both physical and technical strengths. He is a decent passer of the ball with a spectacular vision and an amazing movement, taking total control of the midfield.

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