The role of the number 9 in a team is a delicate role that comes with a lot commendations and criticisms. When a team is performing very well in their matches, it's the Number 9 or Central Forward that end up scooping most of the attraction, and when a team is having a downtime, the Central forward usually get the highest criticism. It even gets worse when such Strikers appears to be misfiring or struggling to find form.
Last Season, Timo Werner is arguably among the Players that faced the highest criticism in the English premier league. Despite providing 12 Assists in the league, the German forward faced backlash in the media and among Football enthusiasts. His offense was that he wasn't scoring goals and being Chelsea top assister for the season is not going to get him off the hook of his critiques because he has failed his primary assignment.
When we are talking about Real number 9, Strikers that bang Goals into the oppositions' net almost every game, a few names come to mind. Based on their performance last season, Erling Haaland, Romelo Lukaku, Karim Benzema, Romelu Lukaku, Robert Lewandowski and Memphis Depay are some of the few Strikers that performed brilliantly for their clubs.
The Norwegian Goal machine was wanted by a number of clubs in Europe last Summer. His agent Mino Raiola met with Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona last summer. In case you are wondering why Erling Haaland is a hotshot among the Strikers in Europe, he scored 41 goals in 41 Matches across all competitions for Borussia Dortmund last season.
He scored 27 league Goals and another 10 goals in UEFA Champions League during the last Campaign. He was also awarded the UEFA Forward of the year.
The Poland International has become quite ruthless and unforgiving in front of goals in last few years. During the last campaign, Robert Lewandowski scored 41 German Bundesliga goals. He was able to score just 5 goals in the UEFA Champions League.
The Belgium international is one of top Strikers in Europe. He scored 30 goals across all competitions for Inter Milan last season. His 24 League goals was pivotal in helping Internazionale to end Juventus dominance in the Italian League.
This list won't be complete without listing the goal contributions of the Real Madrid marksman. Last season, Karim Benzema scored 30 Goals across all competitions for the Los Blancos. He scored 23 goals in the Spanish La Liga and another 5 in the UEFA Champions League.
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