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What does Benjamin Šeško need to improve? Respected scout and former Monaco executive highlights areas for growth

5. April 2024
Benjamin Šeško (foto: Getty Images)
ESPN ranks Benjamin Šeško 38th among U-21 talents, suggesting he improve his heading, creativity, and involvement to unlock his full potential.

ESPN has ranked Slovenian star Benjamin Šeško 38th in their list of the world's best U-21 players, pinpointing areas where he can further enhance his game.

ESPN annually publishes a list of the top U-21 players globally, uniquely curated by renowned football scout Tor-Kristian Karlsen, who has worked with major European clubs such as Monaco, Zenit, and Watford. This year, Slovenian talent Benjamin Šeško has been placed at the 38th spot. Karlsen, like for all listed players, provided insights on what Šeško could do to unlock his full potential.

"His aerial ability was among the last aspects of his game to develop, but he has found the net three times this season by way of well-executed headers and could improve that. More emphasis on the creative side -- assists, well-directed flicks, lay-offs or touches -- of the No. 9 role would be the next step. A little like Erling Haaland at Man City, he can sometimes appear disconnected from his teammates when he doesn't get on the scoresheet as he only has an average of 16 touches per 90 minutes.," Karlsen noted.

Karlsen placed Jude Bellingham at the top of the list, with the top ten talents in the world rounded out by Fabian Wirtz, Jamal Musiala, Pedri, Gavi, Xavi Simons, Eduardo Camavinga, Rasmus Hojlund, Lamine Yamal, and Warren Zaire-Emery in that order.
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