Seven footballers who star better for their nations

A couple of players traveling to Qatar for World Cup will be preparing to provide spectacular performances for their national teams while failing for their football clubs.

While some professionals excel at home but fail to reproduce their results on the world arena, others have the reverse problem. There will undoubtedly be those athletes who have had sluggish years at the club level but will provide remarkable performances during WC 2022 in Qatar. If you’re intrigued, then this football news is for you.

Guillermo Ochoa

The Mexican goalkeeper is a WC veteran who has consistently shocked fans with his exceptional performances in past tournaments. Ochoa, a 132-cap international, was a standout in both Brazil and Russia, as well as the back-up keeper for South Africa in the year of 2010.

His efforts in 2014 won him a transfer to Malaga, despite the fact that he was a free agent. He later played for Granada, Club America, and Standard Liege.

Ochoa is still with the latter and currently has the club’s all-time spotless record. He hopes to continue shining for Mexico in the forthcoming competition.

Eden Hazard

Belgian attacking midfielder and winger Eden Hazard, who Pulisic was charged with replacing, was a volatile character in west London. He departed Chelsea in the year of 2019 for a lucrative move to Real Madrid.

Hazard, on the other hand, has underperformed in Madrid, scoring only 7 goals for Real. Because of his form, his status in his national football team (Belgium) has been put into doubt, but the winger has not been eliminated.

He is still the leader of Roberto Martinez’s team and a regular starter.

Gareth Bale

Welshman spoke on wingers failing to meet their potential at Madrid (Real) in previous years. Gareth Bale always appeared more at ease representing his country than the Spanish powerhouses.

He was a big success in Madrid, claiming 5 Champions League championships, but the 33-year-old’s few seasons have been fairly forgettable. He is a one hundred-eight-time international who heads into the newest edition of the competition with a couple injury problems after a rocky start with LA FC, but he’s moved to convince fans that he will be prepared.

Bale was crucial in Wales squad for the FIFA World Cup for the 1st time since the year of 1958.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic of FC Chelsea, has already collected 52 caps for the United States Men’s National Team. He is just 24 years old, but he appears to be on his path to become one of the most capped US footballers of all time.

In that time, he’s also scored 21 amazing goals, which he hopes to add to at his 1st WC. Despite his international fame, Pulisic has yet to reach the heights anticipated of him with Chelsea.

Following his expensive transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea in 2019, the American has only scored 26 goals and has always been a bench warmer at Stamford Bridge.

Nampalys Mendy

Most people will be excused for forgetting that  midfielder Mendy of Senegal is still under contract with Leicester. Since his departure from Nice FC in the year of 2016, he’s had just 65 starts under a series of managers.

He has, however, been an important part of Nice team setup since relocating from France to Senegal. He has 19 appearances since and was a key component in Senegal’s ACN triumph against Egypt earlier in 2022. He was included to the newest Senegal team for the journey to Qatar.

Antoine Griezmann

French striker Griezmann, World Cup champion, has amassed an impressive record of scoring goals for his national team. He has scored 42 goals in 110 appearances for the France, including 7 in European competitions and 4 at World Cups.

Yet, Griezmann hasn’t been in the greatest of form for FC Atletico Madrid this year, with only 6 scores in 21 games in all tournaments – an upgrade on the previous season, when he scored uninspiring total of 8 goals.

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