At MARCA, we say goodbye to 2022 with our “chimes” to welcome 2023. We left Bellinghams behind,pedro,musiala javi,Gvardiol … to choose 11 not-so-consecrated promises born after January 1, 2002 – under the age of 21 – who should break this year.
We wanted to design eleven diverse characters: eight nationalities and nine different leagues are represented. You know: they are all…but not all of them are. We also miss Kenneth Taylor, Moise Caicedo, Gabriel Slonina, Rico Lewis,Destiny Udogie (Udinese),Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), Wilfred Genonto (Leeds Leeds), Gianluca Prestani (Velez), Arda Geller (Fenerbahçe)…
Martin Vandevoordt (Genk)
date and place of birth: Sint-Truiden, 26-2-2002. position: Goalkeeper. international: Belgium (7).
The youngest goalkeeper (17 years and 287 days) to play as a Champions League starter is one of the mainstays of Genk, the pre-eminent leader in Belgium. His future is guaranteed: playing for RB Leipzig from 2024. “He misses” because he played too low, but he has good reflexes and manages to finish off a lot of goalkeepers.
Bad Taste (Olympique Lyonnais)
date and place of birth: Desense Charpeaux, 5-19-2003. position: the right side. international: France U21.
Lift and lower the belt without stopping. In addition, he is physically strong, which helps him win many duels. His ability to project himself in attack has become a major asset in giving Lyon a starting at the back: he is the player who, outside of set pieces, uses the most passes in Ligue 1 (81) and the fourth most touches made. . with the ball (1204).
Antonio Silva (Benfica)
date and place of birth: Francelos, 10-30-2003. position: Center. international: Portugal (2).
“He’s a very special player,” suggests Roger Schmidt. Right-footed, he has a great tactical sense and composure to give Benfica good ball-output: he has a passing success rate of 92.1% in the league. In the Champions League, he was among the “top ten” in vacations (25). As if that were not enough, he contributed three goals. He was in the Qatar World Cup 2022.
ZENO DEBAST (ANDERLECHT)
date and place of birth: Halle, 10-24-2003. position: Center. international: Belgium (3).
He was also at the World Cup. “I think I’ve never seen a better debut at only 18 years old!” said Roberto Martínez after his Belgium debut. right hand. He is distinguished for his handling of the ball and his ability to drive from behind. It is true that on occasions he made mistakes in the beginning that ended with a goal and he lacked strength despite his measurement of 1.91.
Alejandro Balde (Barcelona)
date and place of birth: Barcelona, 10-18-2003. position: left side. international: Spain (4).
He made his debut with Koeman more than a year ago and has already played 23 matches and three assists with Barcelona’s first team. It has a very sporty look and, looking up, is ‘canyon’. He performs so well that he “sat down” Jordi Alba and transferred Marcos Alonso to the center of defense. Luis Enrique took him to the World Cup due to losing Gay at the last minute.
MAXIMO PERRONE (VLEZ)
date and place of birth: Buenos Aires, 1-7-2003. position: the hub. international: 20 Argentine submarine.
The classic Argentine “5”. Ole even dared to compare him with Redondo, although he identified with Busquets. A safe pass, a touch, and an elegant, upside-down drive. He has already scored three goals with the Vlez first team. He is seen as a possible replacement for Enzo Fernandes at Benfica, although his role is more centralised. City are also following him closely and could pay his £8m clause.
DSIRE DOU (Renes)
date and place of birth: Angers, 3-6-2005. position: Interior/attacking midfielder. international: France U19.
Rennes continues to produce talents in abundance: Camavinga, Tel … Dou has the honor of being the first player born in 2005 to score in the five major tournaments. He can play on the wing, but his natural habitat is to play inside, between the ‘8’ and ’10’ lanes. Du, who is right-footed, protects the ball well and manages it nicely in tight spaces.
Xavi Simons (PSV)
date and place of birth: Amsterdam, 4-21-2003. position: inside. international: Netherlands (1).
His exceptional walks this season (22 matches, 10 goals and 4 assists) served as a “passport” to go to the World Cup with “Orange”, although he played only 7 in the round of 16 against the United States. Liverpool will force him to make a step up at PSV. “He’s way beyond his age,” says Van Nistelrooy. On a technical level he is talented.
Youssouf Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund)
date and place of birth: Yaounde, 20-11-2004. position: straight ahead. international: Germany (2).
His fame precedes him for years. The youngest scorer in the history of the Bundesliga already has 59 matches, 11 goals and 8 assists. Half of his goals (6) have come this season. Hence he went to the World Cup with Germany. The bad news for BVB is that his contract expires… and the greats of Europe, including Barcelona, are betting on him.
date and place of birth: Taguatinga, 7-21-2006. position: straight ahead. international: brazil under 17
Another, like Vandewoordt, has his future in 2024. Andrek will play for Real Madrid. Last season was a great achievement: making his debut and in just 306 minutes with Palmeiras, he scored three goals and gave an assist. This cycle must explode.
Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United)
date and place of birth: Madrid, 1-7-2004. position: Maximum. international: 20 Argentine submarine.
The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, his idol, opens the eleven doors for the Spanish Argentine. The former Atlético player managed to beat Ten Hag and has already scored two goals and two assists in 10 appearances for the “Red Devils”. “It’s a blessing. If you work hard, you can do whatever you want in football,” says McTominay. Talent and ability to balance, of course, he has a lot.