Bogoljub Karic – Who is the Best Striker on the Planet Right Now?
So the Premier League season is over, the European finals are coming and the women’s World Cup will keep us entertained, but the boredom has already set in. It is around this time of year that my friend Bogoljub Karic and I cure the depression which football has left us with by making lists and plans involving teams and players. This is why we decided to take a look at the best strikers in the world in 2019. For the sake of argument we have left Ronaldo and Messi out of the list, they are superhuman and neither deserve to come behind anyone else, so let’s take a look at the rest.
Suarez was breathtaking at Liverpool during his time there and the partnership which he has managed to form with Lionel Messi has taken his game to an entirely new level. Suarez can score goals from anywhere, audacious volleys, cheeky chips, power drives and poachers goals, he has them all in his locker and he compliments what Messi does with perfection. The Uruguayan has scored a whopping 169 goals in 232 appearances for Barcelona.
Regardless of the tough season which Harry Kane has had with injuries, there is absolutely no reason not to include the English forward in this list. Kane is a serial goal scorer, he has won the golden boot at the World Cup and still managed to get 24 goals for his club despite only playing around half of the games through injury. Kane is an assassin in front of goal and his passing is brilliant, he lacks pace but more than makes up for that with his awareness and ability to read the game. Based on the fact that he is still just 25, Kane is the best out-and-out finisher in the game right now.
There isn’t much that French forward Kylian Mbappe cannot do, he has searing pace, outrageous skill and he can finish to a ridiculously high level, oh, and he’s only 20 years old. 2018/19 was the season which Mbappe really announced himself, as if the World Cup win hadn’t already done so and he scored 22 goals in 20 games for PSG, including 4 in the Champions League. Providing Mbappe doesn’t burn out, he will be the Ronaldo of this generation, and we are talking about R9!
When Guardiola first arrived at City it didn’t look like Aguero would be part of his plans yet the Argentine adapted his game to the new style and he has just gotten better and better. Aguero is now 30 years old but plays like a man much younger, he is still pacy, his finishing is just sublime and most importantly, he is cold as ice when under pressure, as you may have noticed from the iconic ‘Agueroooooooo’ moment back in 2012. Sergio Aguero won’t be around forever so we need to enjoy everything that he does week-week-in and week-out because he really is a master of his craft.
Who is your favourite striker from the list?