With the 2014-15 football season done and dusted, a number of young players have dazzled Europe with their strong performances. Here are the top 5 players (21 or younger at the start of the season) from Europe’s top 5 leagues who not only have showcased their brilliant individuality, but also have helped their teams during crucial stretches of the season. Who do you think has been the best young player for the season 2014-2015? Granit Xhaka (Borussia Mönchengladbach) Considered a flop after arriving from Basel in 2012, Xhaka turned things around in style this year, putting the last 2 seasons in Germany behind him. The midfield motor behind ‘Gladbach’s third placed finish, Xhaka averaged 81 passes per game with 87% accuracy. His ferocious left boot and hard tackling prove that he is an all rounded midfielder worthy of any top team, although his discipline (10 yellow and 2 red cards) has often let him down. The versatile midfielder has been […]
The biggest stage of football has often given the poverbial "big break" to budding stars. THT's Somnath Sengupta takes a look at the potential stars for World Cup 2010.