EUROS 2020 Team of the Group Stage
July 2nd, 2021 | Football
A fantastic EUROs group stage with plenty of goals, own-goals, brilliant bits of offensive and defensive play. Here’s my team of the EUROs Group Stage…
GK- Danny Ward (Wales)
Brilliant performances throughout the group stage. Made vital saves when it mattered. Played a huge part in Wales progression.
LB – Spinnazola (Italy)
An attacking threat for the Italians from full-back. Full of energy and possess a brilliant right-foot.
LCB – Mings (England)
Really dominant performances in England’s opening two games. Looked calm on the international stage. Great for England knowing if there are further injuries at centre-back, Mings is more than capable of stepping in.
RCB – Chiellini (Italy)
Despite not playing too much, Chiellini showed his class. A real attacking asset when stepping into midfield and wide areas, was dominant in the air. Italy will want him back and fit as soon as possible.
RB (Czech Republic)
Coufal has continued his club-form going into this tournament. Coufal has been a threat going forwards and has looked solid defensively. Never seems to have a bad game, a real consistent performer.
CDM – Philips (England)
His performance against Croatia itself is nearly enough to put him in this team. But he’s been an ever-present for England in the tournament so far and fully deserves all his praise. Yet to have a bad game for his country.
LCM – Pogba (France)
A real standout performer so far. Pogba’s taken responsibility for France, driving the team forwards from deep and playing a decisive pass. Really dominating games and showing the world what he can do.
RCM – Kimmich (Germany)
I know he’s been playing as a right-wing-back for the Germans, but Joshua Kimmich has still shown his quality. One of the best defensive midfielders/midfielders in the world and has still shown his crossing, passing and vision from right-wing back, where I personally feel he’s wasted.
LW – Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
I’m aware he rarely plays here now, but I needed to fit him into the team somehow. Six direct goal involvements in three group-stage games, a world-class player and performer at 36 years old, Ronaldo more than justifies his inclusion in this team.
ST – Patrik Schick (Czech Republic)
Three goals in three games. Patrick Schick has been brilliant for the Czechs so far. His composure for the penalty against Croatia, movement and header against Scotland and of course his long-range stunner against Scotland. The audacity and ability to score that goal is enough to justify playing in this team.
RW – Sterling (England)
Two goals in three games, scored both of England’s goals in the group-stage. Raheem Sterling wasn’t at his best in the opening game but has improved since then. And because of a lack of performers in this position, he’s an easy choice in this group stage team.
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