10) Gerard Pique
Pique has been a major part for Spanish team over the years. He had announced that he will retire from international football after the World Cup and a lot was expected of him. He had a poor campaign and conceded a Penalty against Russia in Round of 16 helping them equalise and win on penalties.
Silva is often rated as Portugal’s biggest attacking threat after Ronaldo. But the young winger had a very poor tournament and failed to live up to his expectations.
8) Piotr Zielinski
Zeilinski is one of most talented midfielders in the Serie A. But the Polish central midfielder had a forgettable world cup as Poland finished last in their group.
7) Nicolas Otamendi
Otamendi had an amazing season with Man City helping them win the title and break many Premier League records. The defender was miserable at this World Cup as Argentina ended conceding 9 goals in 4 games.
6) Jerome Boateng
Boateng was one of stars of Germany’s 2014 World Cup triumph but the defender was shadow of himself at this World Cup and got sent of against Sweden in their 2nd game.
5) David Silva
David Silva was key to Man City’s amazing 2017-18 season but he couldn’t continue his fine form in the World Cup.
4) Mesut Ozil
Ozil had a disastrous 2018 World Cup which resulted in a lot of criticism from fans and pundits he was dropped for Germany’s game against Sweden which they won but came back against South Korea and had another poor show as they were knocked out of the world cup.
3) David De Gea
David De Gea faced 7 shots on goal and could manage only a single save letting in 6 goals it was something that wasn’t expected from a goalkeeper of his standard.
2) Robert Lewandoski
Robert Lewandoski is widely regarded as one of best center forwards of this generation. The 29-year-old striker couldn’t live up to his expectations and failed miserably as Poland finished last in their grouo
1) Gabriel Jesus
Gabriel Jesus was expected to be Brazil’s next Ronaldo but the striker had one of worst stats ever for a Brazilian striker in the world cup failing to score in 5 games despite starting in all of them