One to Watch: BENJAMIN MENDY
Author: Brian Knox. Published: 26 November 2015 at 11:41am
Age: 21 years
Current Team: Marseille
This week we have another Marseille Player. Having represented France at every young age group since U16… Benjamin Mendy is a Next Gen Left Back with all the attributes that are required for football these days.
He is a good weapon for the attack as he does create a lot of chances for his teammates, a great attacking full back for any team!
What I really like about him is not only is he pacey and strong on the ball… He also has the strong build and height which make him a strong customer aerially. He doesn’t have any weaknesses that opposition teams can target really, only his inexperience sometimes off the ball.
He has shown a lot of maturity so far and is still only 21 years old, he definitely has the right mentality which will hold him in good stead for years to come.
He has good attacking qualities for a Full Back including a strong delivery for Strikers etc, very mobile and isn’t afraid too get on the ball and influence the game in attacking moves. He is comfortable on the floor, has decent vision and looks for the man in space quite well rather than forcing the pass.
He will always offer that width making runs down the left flank when needed, as I said a great weapon to have.
He has a big potential of course, definitely a player who could play in the Premier League. In fact I think he has said in the past he would favour a move to England in the future …Hopefully West Ham 😉
One of my favourite young Left Backs at the moment and if he continues to improve his defensive qualities and be consistent I have no doubt that he will move to one of the top leagues and do very well.
STRENGTHS : Crossing – Pace – Workrate – Athleticism
WEAKNESSES : None