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Top 5 most underrated footballers of the year 2019 so far

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5.- Casemiro

The Real Madrid fans who really stop to analyze their squad’s recent success will notice that the one constant who remained was Casemiro.

The Brazilian midfielder gets a lot less credit than he actually deserves, he is the typical story of a defensive midfielder who does all the dirty work and others get all the applause.

Apart from the obvious contribution he had in Los Blancos’ three consecutive Champions League victories, we don’t need to go that far in order to find his direct influence.

The current pre-season has brought several terrible moments for Real Madrid, but Casemiro changed the team’s dynamic with only a few minutes on the pitch.

The man was extremely tired last season, which is why he played below his average level of performance.

But this year will be very different, he is the glue that keeps Real Madrid together and he should get a little more respect for it.