#8. Mateo Kovacic
Another player whose place in the starting line up is in question is Mateo Kovacic. The Croatian midfielder faces stiff competition for places with the established pairing of Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric a fair way off the youngster in terms of quality. That is no disrespect to Kovacic, the young midfielder is incredibly talented and has the potential to be one of the best players in Europe in his position. The midfielder has every attribute needed to play in his position but probably needs more game time at Real Madrid if he is to fulfil his potential.