Marco Verratti is statistically the best midfielder in the world, beating every single player.
Marco Verratti is statistically the best midfielder in the world, beating every single player including the reigning Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric.
The Italian has been integral to PSG’s success over the years and has proved in biggest of stages under numerous managers. To be honest, it is very tough to compare the midfielders because of a number of positions.
N’Golo Kante is believed to be the best defensive midfielder currently, whereas there are ‘n’ number of attacking midfielders, fairing well over the past few seasons. While, Marco Verratti is a stable midfielder and tops every single section in the defensive and offensive part of the game.
As you can see from the chart below, Verratti is placed very high on almost every stat, both offensively and defensively.
It is crystal clear that he’s topping the statistic in the defensive and offensive department.
Let’s start with the offensive department of his game.
In the 2018/19 season, Verratti had a passing range of 91%. He was expected to be involved in the build-up play of 1.21 goals every game and assist 0.2 of the goals.
He completes a successful 1.77 dribbles every 90 minutes and was fouled 2.86 times on average every game.
Verratti’s contribution towards the frontline is top-notch, so is his defensive displays.
For possession adjusted tackles (PAdj), he made 4.71 every game, while also registering 1.1 turnovers per match.
An average of just 1.25 interceptions in 90 minutes is an average figure for a midfielder. This is the only factor which lets the midfielder down.
These are some statistics and Marco Verratti has been a first-rate performer for the French club over the last few years. He was close to joining Barcelona two years ago, but the deal did not go through eventually.