Three Players to Watch Out For at Euro 2020 – Sport Grill
With Euro 2020 in sight, we take a look at three players fans should watch out for throughout Euro 2020.
Among the 624 players from 24 teams selected for the final squads, there will be plenty of youngsters looking to impress alongside familiar faces and names returning to represent their country after years spent in the wild.
So this tournament promises to be intriguing as we pick three players to watch over the next month.
Jack Grealish (England)
Jack Grealish may be 25, but his attacking ability will certainly make him one of the players to watch throughout the tournament, which will be his first major competition for England, after infiltrating the fold. of the Three Lions just nine months ago.
Able to play as a central winger and attacking midfielder, Grealish’s pace has been his greatest weapon, as has his ability to execute dribbles in front of defenders.
However, Grealish’s pace makes him vulnerable to fouls, although he’s often deemed to have dived when a foul is committed, which could work both ways if his fouls end up offering England potentially valuable penalties for winning a match against him if VAR decisions are made. against him and the disciplinary cards come out.
Gareth Southgate is however likely to go for higher tier players in his starting lineups, but whether he starts out or comes as a replacement you should expect to see Grealish causing trouble all over the pitch when England attacks. .
Karim Benzema (France)
Having not played for France for more than five and a half years and currently awaiting trial for complicity in attempted blackmail, the inclusion of Karim Benzema in the Blues team was a surprise given that France has already quality attackers in Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and others available.
Benzema, however, had a mind-blowing season for Real Madrid with 30 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions which, in all fairness, made his elimination from the squad to Manchester United’s Anthony Martial difficult to justify given his strong form unlike his compatriot who was injured. recently.
However, it is difficult to see how Benzema could fit into Didier Deschamps’ tactical plans given that France often plays in 4-3-2-1 or 4-3-3, unless he is selected in front of Olivier Giroud or used as a replacement. for Griezmann as the No.9 falling deep in midfield when needed to trigger offensive moves.
Either way, Benzema will certainly be an intriguing player to watch after missing the last two majors as well as the two Nations League campaigns, but has somehow forced his way out of the game. desert to return to the team.
Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
Youri Tielemans certainly had his best season yet in all aspects of his gameplay for Leicester and came out on top in the Belgian midfielder, often tying Kevin De Bruyne roughly in various attacking stats, if not surpassing his Belgian teammate in defensive statistics.
Tielemans has also shown that he can often be a man for big games as evidenced by his excellent performances against top teams and especially Chelsea in the FA Cup final last month which should serve him well for this tournament as one of the best rising stars in Belgium. ready for fierce opposition.
Tielemans will also be surrounded by the best stars of this Belgian team like De Bruyne as well as two Leicester team-mates Dennis Praet and Timothy Castagne, who I hope will help him to continue his development and become one of the stars. from the midfielder of The tournament.