With the Copa America right around the corner, it’s time to take a look at the Top 5 players to watch throughout the entire competition.
The Copa America is about to start and we are all excited to see the best players perform in an exciting tournament. Alongside the Euros this season, this Conmebol competition brings the absolute best talent from South America to clash between national teams. Although it’s been hard to get a proper venue for the tournament, Brazil is the final destination. Amongst all the national teams that will compete for glory, we have a handful of them that will surely offer a top level of performance. We will go through the Top 5 stars who will be worth watching during this contest.
5.- Duvan Zapata
Coming from two consecutive seasons playing at an impressive level, the Atalanta man is definitely Colombia’s most exciting talent this summer. With James Rodriguez out of the tournament, Zapata alongside Muriel will be the players responsible for taking their country as far as they can. We are talking about a physical specimen who fits the profile of a classic centre-forward that can play with both feet. If he has a good tournament, he can potentially become one of the best players in South America. This is his moment.
4.- Lautaro Martinez
After a brilliant run with Inter Milan, Lautaro Martinez arrives to represent Argentina as Leo Messi’s ideal attacking partner. If the ‘Albiceleste’ wants to compete for the title, they will certainly need Lautaro’s best version in this tournament. The talent is definitely there, this might be the perfect time for him to prove he is worthy to play as a starter for Argentina.
3.- Luis Suarez
After a fantastic season in the Spanish La Liga, Luis Suarez is trying to represent his country back in top form with a great Uruguay squad. Oscar Tabarez keeps renovating the squad with several great players who keep stepping up for the challenge. Suarez will lead this squad alongside Edinson Cavani as one of the deadliest attacking duos in South American football.
It appears Neymar will finally get a chance to play an entire major tournament without getting injured for Brazil. He’s been quite unfortunate in previous years regardless of the contest he has to play. If everything goes according to plan. Brazil will have their best player leading the squad as the host of the tournament. We all dream of a possible final between Neymar’s Brazil and Leo Messi’s Argentina.
1.- Lionel Messi
This will certainly be last Copa America Leo Messi plays for Argentina, he is not likely to return for the next edition. After playing three finals and losing all of them. This will be his last chance to make it happen. Playing with a young squad that is eager to prove something. This ‘Albiceleste’ team might have a chance at glory if Messi delivers a top performance. As we’ve said, we urgently want a Brazil vs Argentina final where Leo meets his friend.