With UEFA EURO 2020 being postponed due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic across the continent, the tournament will finally start this summer in 2021 with the introduction and deployment of injectable vaccines. UEFA has announced plans to host the entire tournament in 12 cities around the world as a one-time special event to mark the 60th anniversary of the most prestigious European football championship.
The delayed ฟุตบอลยุโรป tournament has allowed some young players to have even more playing time to improve their games, while the old guards have been cut for another year, but are still working at full capacity. Below is a guide to the best tournament players to watch out for:
Kilian Mbappé – France
First on the list is a 22-year-old Parisian who has the potential to become the next best footballer in the world after the era of Messi and Ronaldo. Mbappé has shown from his early days in Monaco that the world is on its feet as he continues to advance with the team. Thanks to the great speed and skill that the Frenchman possessed, he earned a great move at Paris Saint-Germain and, working with his teammate Neymar, they terrorized Ligue 1 and have won every possible championship title since. At the tender age of 18, he had already won the 2018 World Cup 3 years ago and even scored in the final against Croatia.
Erling Haaland – Norway
No other star has benefited from the Euro Tour delay quite like Erling Braut Haaland. My words, he has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the football pyramid in the last year after RB Salzburg scored a goal against Borussia Dortmund. Phenomenal productive game of the young footballer compared to the Brazilian Ronaldo in his best years, when he was just 20 years old. Recent matches have shown that Haaland has taken his game to another level with acrobatic goals and long distance shouts adding to his already excellent performance, suggesting that Mbappé has a real rival, claiming to be the best footballer on the planet after Messi and Ronaldo.
Kevin de Bruyne – Belgium
The only midfielder on the list is Kevin De Bruyne, who will be in his prime in this year’s competition. Anyone familiar with recent Premier League seasons has witnessed great modern football in De Brune with his colossal performance for Manchester City. Along with his technically gifted vision of games during games, he dominated the games of his club and countries when the coaches took him to the field. Since Pep Guardiola was hired as Manchester City manager, Kevin has reached even greater heights in his career under his tutelage.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal.
Never discount the legend. Cristiano Ronaldo has proven many critics wrong about his age-defying game in recent games: head rebounds, bike kick scores, to name just a few. He and his Portuguese teammates are the reigning champion of the tournament and I doubt Cristiano will ever be satisfied with a great title for his country and fight for more. He is a born winner, and with his hard work and his monstrous physical strength, he still had the ability to master the games.
Robert Lewandowski – Poland
After Robert Lewandowski was named European Footballer of the Year and FIFA Player of the Year due to lack of Ballon d’Or due to COVID-19, Robert Lewandowski defeated Messi and Ronaldo as the best player in the European competition than the two dominant in the last decade.