Who is Al-Hilal’s Most Irreplaceable Player?

Al-Hilal have several world-class superstars figuring in their respective ranks, most notably, after the historical transfer window that the Saudi capital club had last summer. Most of the players who have joined The Blues have brought a valuable addition to the team. Ruben Neves, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Yassine Bono, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Malcom have all turned out to be some great signings. Even Neymar had some good displays in his handful of games before suffering an ACL injury.


While all of those players are important, who is the most crucial between them? Who is the one who can truly make things go south in his absence? Yassine Bono and Aleksandar Mitrovic are widely regarded as the best Al-Hilal players this season, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has come close in recent weeks. Bono has saved the capital club from conceding several goals and now has the most clean sheets in the league.


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Mitrovic does the exact same thing in his respective specialty, as the Serbian serial goalscorer has already scored 18 goals and 4 assists in 18 matches, including 5 goals and 1 assist in 4 AFC Champions League matches. Indeed, whilst the Serbian striker has played week in week out, Saudi international goalkeeper Mohamed Al-Owais has filled in for Bono in between the sticks in the AFC Champions League due to the foreign player limit.


As for Mitrovic, Al-Hilal only has Abdullah Al-Hamdan for that role. The latter is a good player and has some qualities that even Mitrovic does not, but he cannot make up for the number of goals that Mitrovic scores, and that was evident in the Arab Club World Cup in the pre-season. At 29 years of age, he is still in the prime of his career, and he’ll continue to be vital for an Al-Hilal side that returned from the international break with a 9-0 win against Al-Hazm.


By: SaudiWorldFootball.com

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