What’s the first thing on your mind when you hear the word “La Liga players” is it Falcao? Cristiano Ronaldo? Lionel Messi? Xavi? Iniesta? I certainly sure, 95 % of you guys would mention one of those names, but people do gets old, and all of those players above can’t always be this skillful, this energetic or this good. Their era will end and a new era will come. Who are the youngsters that ready to shine in this magnificent stage of La Liga? Here i’ve got a list of 5 young players who could shine in this stage of La Liga maybe sooner than we expected.
The last few years in global soccer two players have reigned supreme in their league, and in their domestic league. Outside of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, La Liga has become a hotbed for quality players, and world-class talents. The following players will provide just a glimpse of that talent, and we’ll try to rank the brightest stars in the league behind these two leviathans of the pitch.
An amazing night in Glasgow that saw Celtic snatch a 2-1 win showed Scottish football to be not all bad and showed up Barca's problems under Tito Vilanova.
Celtic's two goals from Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt were a great example of how Barca's defensive has been struggling. From a corner Celtic took the lead, the marking on Wanyama came as non-existent and the Kenyan capitalised on the error. Late in the second half, Parkhead again erupted as a long punt by Forster was met by Tony Watt who slipped it past Valdes. Barcelona's defence got nowhere near either of the goalscorers during the two goals and even when Pique came on to sure up the backline, Tony Watt still managed to score. Perhaps pressure creeping in on Tito Vilanova with his Barca team seeming a very average outfit compared to that of his predecessor, Pep Guardiola.
Believe it or not there are more than two players currently lighting up Spain’s La Liga on a regular basis and just in case you don’t know their names or their work, here are five of the finest.
Andres Iniesta (Barcelona and Spain)
The diminutive Barcelona midfielder has steadily developed into one of the world’s most cultured footballers over the last 5 years. Fast, nimble and with incredible balance, when in full flow he is a magnificent sight. Finding a weakness in his attacking armoury is almost impossible. Technically excellent with both feet, great vision, ability to play the killer pass and the gift to finish that would be the envy of most strikers, Iniesta is a vital component in the great Barcelona team which has dominated domestic and European football in recent times. Several nominations for World Player of the Year go to prove his impact within the game.
Xavi (Barcelona and Spain)
Real Madrid host Real Zaragoza at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium as Jose Mourinho's men look to climb the La Liga standings.