Sander Berge is a Norwegian defensive midfielder playing his trade in the English Premier League for Sheffield United. The highly-rated midfielder has been brought in from the Jupiler League outfit Genk.
Sander Berge has played a combined total of 817 minutes in the Premier League, Champions League and the UEFA Nations League. Three highly competitive tournaments. Which can give us a good impression of Berge’s quality.
In these tournaments, Berge has made a total of 11 appearances including 10 starts and a single appearance off the bench. His goal contributions in these competitions remain none, however, being a defensive midfielder, goal contributions aren’t what is expected of him.
His defensive game though has been impressive, to say the least, he’s making a combined of 3.2 tackles and interceptions per match, with 2.1 tackles and 1.1 interceptions made per 90 minutes that he has played on the field. To give you a perspective, Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Winks is making a combined of 2.5 tackles and interceptions per match with 1.5 tackles and 1 interception.
Talking about their passing game, Sander Berge is on average making 35 passes per match with a pass success rate of 80%, while the 24-year-old Harry Winks is making an average of 53 passes with a pass success rate of 90%. Both are providing 0.5 key passes per 90 minutes that they play on the field. However, Sander Berge is making 2.7 successful long passes per match while Harry Winks is only making 1.8 successful long balls per match.
Sander Berge has been one of the most highly regarded youngsters in European football. And for Chris Wilder to recruit the 21-year-old for as low as €22 million can be seen as a coup. One which will surely pay dividends for Sheffield United in the present and the future.
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