Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti had an outstanding game in midfield as PSG battered Spanish giants Barcelona 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Chelsea fans have been clamouring for Roman Abramovich to sanction a move for the midfielder and his performance against Barcelona shows why Chelsea fans want him at Stamford Bridge.
A dream partnership of Verratti and Kante in Chelsea’s midfield will certainly make the team tick as both players will certainly complement each other.
Verratti’s ball distribution is very impressive and he showed that against Barcelona on Tuesday night.
Verratti completed 46 of the 50 passes he attempted. 21 of the 50 passes were forward passes and he completed 19 out of 21 forward passes. Verratti provided two key passes in the game that lead to goal scoring chances and Julian Draxler finished the chance Verratti created for him.
Verratti’s ability on the ball and his willingness to burst forward when with the ball makes him a difficult player to come against. Verratti was the most fouled PSG player in the game against Barcelona with 4 fouls as the Barcelona midfield struggled to deal with him.
Conte expects his players to work hard when not with the ball and Verratti is a player who can do just that. He was always willing to harrass the Barcelona players when Barcelona had the ball and this meant Barcelona players failed to have time on the ball.
Verratti’s workrate and desire to win the ball saw him steal the ball from Lionel Messi and sprint forward to play the ball to Draxler who scored PSG’s second goal of the night.
PSG will certainly reject any offers for Verratti but as Chelsea fans, all we can do is to keep dreaming about Verratti wearing the Chelsea jersey. In football, you never say never.