Nigerians react as Wilfred Ndidi is missing among top 10 best defensive midfielders

Nigerians react as Wilfred Ndidi is missing among top 10 defensive midfielders

Popular sports media outlet 90 minutes football released their list ranking the best defensive midfielders in world football.

The list on the website features 25 players ranked but on their social media platforms, they decided to use an infographic to rank just the top ten.

Nigerians were shocked to see that Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was not included in the top ten which sparked outrage on social media.

Top 10 best defensive midfielders

1. N’Golo Kante

2. Casemiro

3. Fabinho

4. Joshua Kimmich

5. Marcelo Brozovic

6. Fernandinho

7. Sergio Busquets

8. Thomas Partey

9. Marquinhos

10. Frenkie de Jong

On the 90 minutes website, Ndidi is ranked 11th and the statement that accompanied his position said, “Leicester’s surge into the Champions League places has grabbed plenty of headlines this season, but although the likes of James Maddison and Youri Tielemans have taken centre-stage further up the park, Ndidi’s position in front of the backline is just as untenable.

“Of all the midfielders in the Premier League, he leads the way in tackles and interceptions, and you could make a case for him as the Foxes’ most important player.”

The rest of the list

12. Allan

13. Rodri

14. Jorginho

15. Jordan Henderson

16. Axel Witsel

17. Idrissa Gueye

18. Fred

19. Marten de Roon

20. Nemanja Matic

21. Mikel Merino

22. Javi Martinez

23. Konrad Laimer

24. Wilmar Barrios

25. Declan Rice

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