On October 8, the guardian published a list of the world's top 60 young players of the year, including tomaslav duvnjak, forward bartol Bari š I Vic, and hayduk midfield ivanਾubeli IC, three Croatian youngsters were selected.
Since the Guardian’s first selection in 2014, the Croatian players who have made the list include Joric, Vlasic, Davor Lovren, Fabian-Bachelor, Shego, Jolina, Marin, Vushkovic and Gvardiol. Croatia has three players selected for the first time this year, making it one of the countries with the most players.
The following is the "Guardian" evaluation of the three players:
Chubelic is a smart and comprehensive midfielder. He was selected to the Croatian U17 national team at the age of 15 and became the main player. After establishing a solid foundation, he has enough space to grow rapidly. He can play the ball quickly, has excellent technique, performs well under pressure, and always grasps the situation before passing the ball. He is also good at receiving passes from teammates and has contributed to both offensive and defensive ends. He can play every position in the midfield, but seems to be most suitable for modern attacking midfielders. Sometimes he looks a little shy and doesn't have enough majesty to control the game, but he can improve. This season, he was promoted directly from Hajduk U17 to the second team.
"Becoming a professional player requires a lot of blood, sweat and tears. I am ready to do anything for football." Duvniak once told a reporter from the Croatian Zaobao, "I play football because I love football, not to make millions. , Drive a luxury car or find the most beautiful woman.” This short (1.72m) but very mature and strong boy has served as the captain of Dynamo and Croatian youth teams. He has strong ball control, can handle pressure well, and always makes the right decision at the right time. He is a 6-position defensive midfielder, who tends to get rid of the ball by himself, and plays a key role from defensive to offensive. He is currently in the second team of Dynamo in Croatia, and has attracted the attention of Juventus, several Bundesliga teams, and other clubs.