It is impossible to claim that one player is the best on the planet, given the structure and innovation of a large number of players.
Erling Haaland made a mockery of the Premier League on his first trip to England, while Kylian Mbappe continues to dominate club and nation. Lionel Messi, despite his 35-year-old age, continues to achieve despite all of the efforts he makes.
Lionel Messi (PSG):
We were unable to find a precedent dating back more than 10 years, and yet we could not see any compelling reason to exclude Messi from the final.
There’s no denying Messi has developed. Although he has lost only a small portion of his blazing pace, his football knowledge and mastery of the game still indicates that he is in a strong position to control the outcome of matches.
It’s true that he is not a terrier who is always active, and he doesn’t do a lot dirty work. But to consider this a negative for him would be to overlook the real issue.
Messi’s reign at the top of the game will end, perhaps soon. However, until further notice we cannot find a legitimate reason to remove a player who has such an ability, impact and effect with such late achievements and fuel remaining in the tank. The performer is the one who rules.
Kylian MBappe (PSG).
Mbappe has been shaped into a megastar by the World Cup. Mbappe is a megastar forged by the World Cup.
He has, like Neymar and others before him, made a mockery of Ligue 1, but his position on the international stage, both for club and country, puts him in the lead. The last time he played in the Reality Cup, a young player will be remembered for a great performance.
Mbappe’s role in the ongoing psychodrama between PSG and Genuine Madrid is often portrayed as one of an emotional cleanser. He spends a lot of time thinking about off-field legal issues. However, the character he showed throughout the World Cup and his steely determination to lead his team to victory has earned him a new score.
He’s the fastest footballer that we have ever seen, and his shooting is unmatched. He can hit the ball with great power or on the move, and he can also drill it high into the corner of the goal. If Mbappe is in your half and has the ball, you’re unreliable.
Kevin De Bruyne has had a rather unfortunate season… he still managed to score 18 goals across all rivals by spring. The Belgian isn’t as dominant on our screens as in the past, but like Haaland he makes uncommon achievements seem standard.
De Bruyne is a highly-skilled player, and this shouldn’t be discounted. He may be the greatest ball crosser in Premier League’s history. His vision and ability to make a safe parting pass are also impressive.
Karim Benzema may seem to be enjoying a summer of Indian Summer, but he’s just doing what he does best: leading the line, scoring goals, winning prizes, and rehashing.
Erling Haaland, Man City:
Erling Haaland is a great example of how the Premier League’s over-openness can lead to players being judged more harshly. You could find Haaland in any week and an intellectual who would guarantee that he is not being used correctly or could achieve more.
Haaland, in essence, has standardised the unusual. Haaland set the bar high for 2022/23, and it seems that this was always the case. Haaland scored multiple goals in 15 Premier League matches between the start of time and 2022. This would have been the Brilliant Boot winner in every Premier League season.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid):
Karim Benzema may seem to be enjoying a summer of Indian Summer, but in reality, he’s just doing what he always does: leading the line, scoring goals, winning prizes, and rehashing.
Benzema has overseen all that Real Madrid achieved in the last 14 years. Real Madrid have tried to replace him many times over the last ten years with strikers, but no one was able to do it as well as Benzema.
Kevin De Bruyne (Man City):
Kevin De Bruyne has had a somewhat unfortunate season… he still managed to score 18 goals across all rivalries in Spring. Anyone would agree that the Belgian hasn’t dominated our screens like he used to, but he’s made his remarkable achievements seem, in fact, normal.
De Bruyne’s ability to accompany every decoration is one of his most notable traits. He is a set-piece killer, he’s out of the box physically and really Johnny in the spot. KDB is still a top-tier player without these tools, but with them, he can do a variety of tricks.