When it comes to players who are attractive to watch plying their trades in different leagues of the world, Khedira is a name that most would not dare take. Khedira is a defensive midfield player and because of that he does not get much media attention. Naturally people tend to think that attacking players is there is to the game of football.
Nothing could be further from the truth as there is a method and a lot of hard work in what Khedira does on a football pitch. Its about time we give every player a share of the limelight as these defensive players work just as hard as Ronaldo’s and Messi’s of this world.
Here are my 3 reasons why it is just great to watch Khedira play on a football pitch:
- He is big and strong. His strength allows him to outmuscle most that lay in his path. He can thus get the possession back to Real Madrid in no time whenever Real Madrid loses possession that is. The joy of watching Khedira manhandling other players in the midfield is just extraordinary.
- Khedira can sometimes pop of in front of goal as well. He has scored some crackers for Germany and Real Madrid. He also has the ability to make some denting runs at the opposition. Two particular deep penetrating runs that he made against Barcelona and Manchester City this season (2012-2013) were just amazing. He almost scored on both occasions but could not as he is not a natural when it comes to scoring goals or finishing moves off. On the other hand he does look like a natural when it comes to stealing the ball away from the opposition and making powerful runs towards the opposition’s goal every now and then.
- Rarely makes a bad tackle though that is an integral part of this game. A nice clean tackle is almost as beautiful as a goal though not in terms of importance. But when Khedira gets stuck into a tackle he really does get stuck. That is part of the reason why he is the best defensive midfielder in the world (he is certainly amongst the best.
Apart from the reasons, the stunning quality that Khedira has is his movement. He can work like a horse for the whole day and that is an amazing feeling watching him play on the football field. He almost gives you the impression that there is two of him out there on the pitch. Even though he is tall and big, he is not slow as he has shown that many times. He is fairly good at moving through a football field.
So these were the qualities that make Khedira a joy to watch. The way he goes about his business is very professional. He might not be the most marketable player in the world but he is certainly one of the best in the world at his position.