The controversial place in the squad announced by UEFA is Thibaut Courtois. Fans think that Inter’s Andre Onana is the one who deserves the honor.
Courtois played well but conceded five times in the semi-finals, when he faced Manchester City. Meanwhile, Onana made history as the first goalkeeper in Inter history to keep eight clean sheets in a Champions League season, three more than Courtois.
The impressive performance of the Cameroonian goalkeeper helped the Serie A representative overcome many difficult challenges such as Porto, Benfica, and Milan to reach the Champions League final for the first time in 13 years.
In the remaining 10 positions of the best team in the Champions League last season, there are 7 names who are wearing the defending champion Manchester City, respectively Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, respectively. Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland.
Haaland ended his first season as a dream with a treble with the green half of Manchester. The striker born in 2000 also holds a series of individual awards such as Premier League top scorer (36 goals), Champions League top scorer (12 goals).
In his first season promoted to play as an intercepting midfielder, John Stones was immediately named in the Champions League team of the best. In addition to the ability to dispute and intercept, trained in many years of playing in the central position, being pushed to the middle helps the England player maximize his ability to observe and escape pressing.
John Stones partner Rodri was also named Champions League Player of the Year 2022/23. The Spaniard had a steady performance in every match. He also directly scored to decide the final in Istanbul.
The defending runner-up Inter team contributed two names, both in the defense, that is young defender Alessandro Bastoni and winger Federico Dimarco. Dimarco was almost able to concede Man City in the final. However, the effort of the Italian star was blocked by the bar and teammate Romelu Lukaku.
Tuan Nguyen | 05:29 12/06/2023