What qualities does defending require in this Modern-day football? A defender, famously known, to be a player who intercepts, block and stops the ball from their opponent before it gets to the goal.
Which, you could say, is quite similar to that of a goalkeeper, who guards the goal post. But unlike a goalkeeper, a defender is only meant to stop the opposing ball with the use of his legs and body but never his hands.
All that is what a defender should possess, the ability to intercept, block, stopping the ball and a having a powerful shot in his legs. But a modern-day defender has more than that, as they have needed the agility and speed to be quick on the ball.
Football has quickly evolved to the quick-paced type of football, with more managers or head coach bringing up their own type of attacking football. And as a defender, many responsibilities fall on your head, besides putting their body on the line and shoving away threatening balls from the own box, a defender is also used to push attacks and make a counter-attack with their through balls, when most of the opponent players are in the box.
And with all that responsibility falling on you, you’d want to buy one of the best football boots made for defenders in order to bring up an impressive play. Football boots/Soccer cleats are very essential to a footballer as it helps the players freely bring out their skills with no worries of getting blisters anywhere.
So, what are the best football boots for defenders in 2019 or 2020, which is fast approaching?
Nike Phantom VNM
First on the list for the best football boots for defenders is the Nike Phantom VNM, which was popularly made to strike fear into the hearts of the defenders. The Nike soccer cleat for defenders was crafted with the Nike Tech craft featuring a leather on the upper and blades through the instep to offer a great spin and better control on the ball which is a great feature for defenders, it helps achieve a firm ground and enhance the control when a defender is staged for delivering a powerful shot.
A 3-D structure was used in the production at the top of the chassis with the bottom to reduce power loss in the boot. A textured lining was made use to hold the firm your foot in the boot, this will help defender control the ball better especially when pressure is being mounted on them by some fast-paced forwards or midfielder.
This powerful soccer cleat is not just on the best football boots for defenders for nothing as it is currently being worn by Manchester United star Victor Lindelof, Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci, Manchester City star John Stones and Liverpool star Andrew Robertson.
Adidas Predator 19.1
It is safe to say that ADIDAS PREDATOR 19.1 FG is the best football boots in the market that boasts of master control and precision. Nike Primeknit and Controlskin was used in the production to give you a lightweight feeling and enhanced control on the ball.
With more precision on the ball thanks to the Adidas Controlskin and lightweight Primeknit in the upper. It offers a 360 engineered fit from the heel to toe.
The Controlskin ensures you have control on the ball no matter the weather and also an almost direct connection with the ball to your foot. Being one of the best football boots for defenders it is being worn by Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, Real Madrid star Nacho Fernandez and Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels.
Nike Tiempo Legend VIII
Judging from its name, you ought to know this particular Nike Soccer cleat is meant for the leaders in a team. It features an FG Hyperstability soleplate which makes it not only lightweight but also firm on natural ground, with no regards to any weather.
Nike brings in Quadfit to ensure there is no break-in-time when being used and to ensure the K-leather won’t overstretch. It is made from Kangaroo leather, which was unstitched for an improved touch with the ball.
This really is one of the best football boots for defenders when it comes to all-round performance. It can be seen at the foot of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, Barcelona star Gerard Pique and Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk.
There it is, the best football boots for defenders in 2019.