Feel at home in the middle of the pitch?
Do you have good technical skills, like to see the game in front of you and pass the ball to your team-mates? You might be well suited to playing midfield!
For a midfielder, whether playing in the centre or as a winger, having good vision (the ability to quickly scan the pitch and see potential passes) is essential. They also have to be able to set up the offensive players and switch back and forth between defence and offence. We can all remember a match where our team was dominated and cut in half. When this happens, it becomes clear why it's hard to play your game without a strong midfield. A good midfield must also be able to keep and redirect the ball, which is useful for teams who find themselves dominated. Sometimes, keeping the ball a few extra seconds can give the team the time to get back on track. Finally, this position requires excellent physical conditioning because winning the battles for possession in the midfield requires 100% engagement.
The midfielders (usually numbers 6, 8, 10) must be able to adapt to the flow of the game and switch positions when necessary. We see that currently with the midfielders playing for France—Pogba, Kante and Tolisso/Rabiot—there are often switches between these players.
Already a midfielder? Stick with it - you've found your calling! If not, why not give it a go? You might like it better than any other position.