I gave my reasons for not seeing Barkov as good as many others seem to see. Mental softness (constantly getting crushed in the biggest games all his career so far) and also not really contributing as well in straightforwardly preventing opponents from scoring, as a selke finalist should be. These things are undeniable facts that cast quite a shadow over him as a player. At least this is how it is for me. Having pure skill is of course very nice, but for me it’s not even close to enough, if the player is lacking at the same time on the mental toughness. You just can’t be a real top class player without mental toughness and the right kind of a killer instinct.