There’s no higher time to showcase your expertise than throughout an occasion like Euro 2020 that was watched throughout the globe.
Lots of the ordinary suspects had good tournaments similar to Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
In the meantime, some not totally established world-class stars made that soar in the course of the finals together with Federico Chiesa, Pedri, Leonardo Spinazzola and naturally England stars Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.
After which there’s been a bunch of gamers who’ve come come out the woodwork and thrust themselves into the soccer limelight.
You’ve at all times received that one mate who offers it ‘I knew they’d have an incredible match’ (belief nothing that particular person says!) however nobody actually might have predicted they’d have such an incredible match.
talkSPORT.com has picked out six stars of Euro 2020 who no one paid consideration to earlier than however now everybody desires a bit of.
Susceptible to sounding like that mate, we did inform you to look out for Locatelli simply earlier than the match began!
In Marco Verratti’s absence, Locatelli acquitted himself nicely as he began the Azzurri’s first two group matches. He fired in two objectives in a 3-Zero win over Switzerland on June 16.
His first was one from shut vary however it completed a transfer he began due to his glorious ball to the appropriate. Locatelli’s second was a fizzing strike into the nook of the web from vary.
Chelsea and Manchester City had been linked with Locatelli, who performs for Serie A facet Sassuolo. Arsenal then turned closely linked with him because the match went on however it’s now believed the 23-year-old midfielder is holding out on a transfer to Juventus.
It wouldn’t be unreasonable to say right-back Dumfries was the Netherlands’ greatest attacking risk at Euro 2020.
His marauding runs down the appropriate brought about their opponents all types of issues because the Dutch breezed via Group C with a most 9 factors.
The PSV Eindhoven man scored the winner in opposition to Ukraine whereas additionally getting a objective and an help in a 2-Zero victory over Austria.
Everton are understood to have an interest within the 25-year-old however possibly extra golf equipment can be within the combine had the Netherlands’ marketing campaign not come to such a sudden finish.
However the Netherlands had no solutions for Schick and the Czech Republic as they claimed a shock 2-Zero win within the last-16 tie.
Schick completed joint-top scorer alongside Ronaldo with 5 strikes, together with a spectacular effort from the midway line within the victory in opposition to Scotland.
talkSPORT’s Andy Brassell stated earlier than the match began that in Italy, the place Schick performed his membership soccer for 4 years the 25-year-old has been likened to Dennis Bergkamp for some time.
His exploits in the summertime present why these comparisons are there and it’s no shock the likes of Liverpool, Everton and Aston Villa have been linked with him.
If you happen to’re outshining Robert Lewandowski then you definately’ve had a very good day.
That’s what Forsberg did when Sweden met Poland – Sweden profitable the enthralling Group E match 3-2.
Forsberg confirmed precisely why Bayern Munich are reportedly occupied with him throughout different matches too, netting the winner in opposition to Slovakia, whereas additionally scoring in opposition to Ukraine within the last-16.
Nonetheless, that curiosity grew in the course of the match with Liverpool and Arsenal later linked with the 29-year-old.
His match didn’t actually get going however the pleasure round Isak, who’s been likened to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, hasn’t diminished.
The younger striker didn’t rating within the match however was massively praised for the best way he led the road, particularly in the course of the goalless draw of their group match in opposition to Spain the place he was very unfortunate to not get a objective and an help.
As quickly because the match completed it was reported that Arsenal had been going to pursue him this summer time, nevertheless, Isak has prompt he’s comfortable to remain at Actual Sociedad this summer time.
Certain, lots had been taking note of this man earlier than Euro 2020 began. It wasn’t the great type, although.
Arsenal followers would have comfortable to see the again of the midfielder however may rethink their stance following his good performances for Switzerland.
He was man-of-the-match because the Swiss knocked out world champions France and was missed by his teammates within the subsequent spherical, which noticed them lose to Spain.
Xhaka regarded all set for a transfer to Roma however that’s gone quiet recently. Possibly Gunners boss Mikel Arteta received’t need to sanction the transfer simply but.