Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Six Players Impressing At Euro 2020

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Euro 2020 has provided football fans with a glimpse of players from across the continent, with both familiar faces and lesser-known names all impressing.

We’ve decided to pick out some of players who have made a strong impression so far.

 

Denzel Dumfries – Right-back

Although the Netherlands have  been dumped out by Czech Republic in the last 16 after 2-0 defeat.

Probably the breakout star of Euro 2020, Netherlands defender Dumfries is definitely going to be playing for a top team when the transfer window shuts.

PSV star is one of Netherlands’ best performers, showcasing his pace, power and end product.

The 25-year-old bagged two goals and an assist and looked like the biggest goal threat in the entire Dutch setup.

Nico Elvedi – Centre-back

In a world in which young centre-backs are all the rage, it’s a major surprise that Elvedi’s name has not been mentioned just yet.

The 24-year-old has shone at the heart of Switzerland’s defence and looked more than capable of playing for a Champions League side.

Leonardo Spinazzola – Left-back

When he left Juventus in 2019, it looked like Spinazzola’s journey to the top might be over, but it was actually just beginning.

He has been unreal for Italy on the left side of defence, flying up and down the wing and wreaking havoc against every defender in his path. Spinazzola looks like he could be ready to join one of the game’s best sides.

Christoph Baumgartner – Central-midfield

After his breakout year with Hoffenheim, the Euros have given Bamgartner the stage he needed to show his talents to the world.

The Austrian is already seeing his name linked with Manchester United and Liverpool, and now that his team are out of the Euros, expect that interest to ramp up.

Patrik Schick – Striker

When you score one of the greatest goals in the history of the European Championships, there’s a good chance scouts are going to take notice of you.

The 25-year-old has been fantastic for the Czech Republic and is one of the most talked-about strikers in the world these days, although whether any club would pay more than the £26m Leverkusen paid for him last summer is up for debate.

Mikkel Damsgaard – Left wing

Denmark have been on a real rollercoaster this summer, and part of the upside of that has been the emergence of Sampdoria winger Damsgaard.

With shining performances against both Russia and Wales, the 20-year-old has looked every bit like the star of the future he has long been billed as, and he might be set to take the next step in his career this summer.

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