2021 started with a special goal in the summer for many footballers: the Euro 2020, which due to the coronavirus pandemic will take place one year later than planned and that, due to this postponement, great promises awakened and can now be considered for the second most important national team tournament.
On this occasion, 90min selects 10 players who would not have attended the Euro if it had been played in July 2020, But now with one more year of experience, they will most likely travel with their country and have their graduation as internationals.
Curtis Jones maybe he was already on Southgate’s radar a year ago, but there was no way he was going to be considered for the Euro. Now with a year of full participation in Liverpool due to different factors, it may be the great revelation on the England list in this 2021.
Although it still looks complicated that Trincāo is an undisputed in the next list of Portugal for the Eurocup, in the last semester he already received his minutes as an international and his performance is on the rise in Barcelona, so it should not be surprising to see him together with Cristiano Ronaldo in this summer, something unthinkable in 2020.
Although he has already been selected many times with England, his last two years before 2020 had been disastrous and he could even be left out of the European elite due to his injuries; however, this 2020-21 season Luke Shaw has established itself as the great renaissance together with all of Manchester United and may be the key on the left back to Gareth Southgate.
Post-pandemic football is not understood without Jack Grealish as a sensation in the Premier League. His last year has been spectacular and he has managed to remain one of the most outstanding players in the league.
Southgate already selected her at the end of 2020 and aims to be a starter in the next European Championship, something that was not so clear in the last summer.
Though His room began his path with the national team in 2019, his true leap to stardom occurred in this last season and now something other than seeing him as a starter in Hungary it would be crazy.
Maybe in the summer of 2020 he would have been summoned to the Euro, but a year later, his place is not only undisputed with 20 years, but he aims to be one of the great footballers in the European fair.
Manuel Locatelli He made his debut with the Italian national team in September 2020, so his presence in the Euro was practically impossible. One year later, Locatelli shines in the Sassuolo and closed 2020 as a starter in the Mancini box. One more crack that benefits from the pandemic.
Dani Olmo aimed to be one of the surprises of Spain in last year’s European Championship, but 12 months later, his presence is not only assured, but he hopes to earn a starting position in the team of Luis Enrique.
The pandemic was great for him to tie a place with La Roja; however, he will have to fight his place with one of the biggest reveals of the last year:
Ansufatism lives in Barcelona, Spain and in Luis Enrique. Its takeoff was sensational after the start of the pandemic and quickly got on everyone’s lips.
He made his debut with La Roja in September 2020 and it quickly became known that he would have to travel to the European Championship with Spain. He was one of the most benefited by the postponement and now everything depends on his returning in good shape after his meniscus injury.
Manchester City’s great sensation and the man of fashion in the Premier League is Phil Foden, because with just 20 years he is already a figure of the league leader, undisputed starter and next English team in the Euro 2021.
The postponement of the Euro fell like a glove to convince all of England that he should not only be called up, but also start with the English team next summer.
A year ago I played in the Second Division of Spain and it was not only unknown to Luis Enrique, but not even Barcelona himself expected to have him in the first team after closing his signing with Las Palmas.
In February 2021, he is a key part of Koeman’s team at just 18 years old, Messi’s preferred partner and Barça’s great hope for the future.
He has not yet been summoned with the senior team in Spain, but after his first season with the Catalan team, it seems crazy that Pedri don’t get a chance at La Roja.
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