If you are showing up towards the top of the defensive statistics then you are doing something wrong. Coaches love to claim that tackles and other measures show work rate and commitment. They do but there is a reason you are having to defend. You don't have the ball. It is much easier to defend with the ball. Attack is the best form of defence. I was reminded of this today by the statistics ribbon on Sky Sports News. Players from the teams lower down the Premier League show up on the lists such as "Most Tackles". See the picture below.
Compare the above Sky Sports Statistics with their attacking statistics below. Now the players are those from teams towards the top of the table (James Maddison accounts for the two entries in the lowest row of the table).