The 22 year old Southampton center back has played in 12 league games this season. But he is experienced for his age at the international level with Poland. He has been capped 13 times by his country.
Signed in 2017 from a Polish club by the Saints, Jan Bednarek has been growing in ability and stature recently. Now it is normal for a player of his age and ambition to admire the likes of Virgil Van Dijk.
“He’s really good in the air, really quick, really good with the ball so I think he deserves this position. He is a top player and watching him improves your game as well.”
“At the moment, when I started to play in this position I watched [Giorgio] Chiellini, I watched [Sergio] Ramos, now it is Van Dijk.
“When you watch them you can improve. There are so many great players you can watch and keep improving.”
– Jan Bednarek via NBC Sports