Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane is a technical and efficient central midfielder who continues to build his reputation as one of Africa’s best young players. The 22-year-old is an important player for one of Africa’s top clubs, Tunisia’s Espérance, and his role in the Tunisia national team is growing as the 2022 FIFA World Cup approaches. Ben Romdhane is confident on the ball when operating in tight spaces and has very good technique when striking shots from long distance or on set pieces.
While Ben Romdhane is excelling in Tunisia’s Ligue 1 Professionnelle and in the CAF Champions League, there remain questions about how he will handle the increased speed of play at a higher level. His play with the Tunisia national team has shown that more athletic opponents can give him trouble with his defensive weaknesses more exposed, including a lack of tackling awareness and technique. Another issue with Ben Romdhane is the fact that his skill set makes him an in-between player in the center of midfield: not creative enough to excel as an advanced playmaker and needs a more defensive minded partner when lying deeper.