By Omar Lebbie
The following will be a weekly segment where I will present the players who performed the best this week in the world of soccer.
Goalkeeper- Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich)
Manuel has been playing exceptionally well for the past month, racking up many clean sheets. Bayern Munich, the team he represents, has only lost 1 game this season. A sensational performance so far which has a lot to do with Manuel.
Left back- Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona)
Even though Samuel is officially recognized as a center back he plays in the left back role for Barcelona, and has been excelling in this position. A prime example was his exceptional form in Barcelona’s most previous game against Paris Saint- Germaine. He showed excellent confidence in himself and his teammates .
Centre back- Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich)
Javi did not show a world class performance this week but he did show promising signs of more to come.
Center back- Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)
Kalidou had good form this week.
Right back- Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)
Having changed from midfielder to a defender Valencia has performed excellently.
Central Midfield- Ivan Perišić
Ivan has turned many transfer requests to join big clubs such as Real Madrid and has proved why he has stayed loyal to Inter Milan.
Central Midfield- Thiago Alcântara
Thiago has proven why he should be a first team starter of many seasons for Bayern Munich.
Left Midfield- Neymar
Neymar’s remarkable 2 goals in the UEFA champions league tie against PSG was enough to get him on this list.
Right Midfield- Arjen Robben
Robben scored 2 goals last week against tough competition in Arsenal.
Striker- Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi helped to bring Barcelona back to win from a 5-1 deficit.
Striker- Zlatan Ibrahimović
He’s Zlatan. Of course he’s going to be on the list.