Football Italia has reported that Marcelo Brozović has been named “Midfielder of the Year” in Serie A.
Not the best central defensive midfielder (CDM) in Italy, but the best midfielder outright in the entire league.
There’s something to be said for that as Broz is not a midfielder that scores regularly. He only tallied two goals for Inter Milan this season in Serie A action which should clearly speak for the rest of his game. Brozović is a rock defensively in the middle of the pitch. He challenges every ball, clogs passing lanes, and tackles viciously. He makes every teammate around him better by relieving a percentage of their defensive responsibilities and you can simply trust him to do his job behind you.
Brozović is one of the reasons Modrić can freely “do his thing” in the Croatian midfield. Broz anchors the midfield to relieve Modrić up backtracking unnecessarily. He’s an unsung hero. He’s also a head case. But he’s OUR head case.