Are you guessing the same what I am guessing? Probably, yes. We all know the strongest contenders of Euro 2020. It might be altered in ranking but the list remains unchanged. The same teams will be in the shortlist of five teams of millions of fans around the globe. Euro Cup 2020 knockouts will be thrilling to watch.
Germany Euro 2020 Contender
Well, lemme write my favorites for Euro 2020. If I have to make the list for it, I will start with the world champions of 2014. Definitely, Germany. Certainly, they are one of the best contenders of Euro 2020. Meanwhile, if we look at the German squad we can find an absolute strong squad and versatility in it. All the players are the marquee players of the club they play for. Moreover, the benched players are also so good. So, they are one of the strongest side in this Euro Cup.
Although, they lost to the tough team France, German had dominated the match in every aspects. They dominated in possession, shots, accuracy. These are the key factors to dominate the game. But, an early own goal from Mats Hummels ruined everything. Despite all these we know the most important is a goal and a win. They couldn’t make a win and gave France 3 points away. This has pushed Germany to wait till final match in group stage for round of 16 qualification in Euro 2020.
Drawbacks Of Germany Team, Euro 2020
Despite, their positive side and strength lets discuss their drawbacks. As we saw in the earlier matches that their frontline are not much clinical as compared to others. Serge Gnabry is not able to score his first goal in the tournament. Although Germany performed well in the previous games, Gnabry’s finish was vulnerable. Though German forwards are making a lot of chances and creating key moments they are not able to score. Lastly, German scored four against Portugal but only Havertz was able to score. Two of the four goals were own goals.
In fact, Muller and Gnabry have to focus on finishing. Gnabry hasn’t shown much in this euro. But, they still have one more fixture in the group stage matches against Hungary. If Muller and Gnabry improves in finishing, then it won’t be a tough job for the Germans.
France – Possibility In Euro 2020
France is also one of the most favorable contenders of Euro Cup. Moreover, they were the finalists of Euro 2016. Unfortunately, they lost to Portugal. They are regarded as the team with most powerful attacks as the squad is full of world class attackers. Obviously, any team with the world class attacking forwards will be the hottest team in any tournament. Mbappe, Benzema, Griezmann, Pogba, Kante are the beauty to see in the French team. Furthermore, they have world class full backs. Pavard, Digne, Hernandez haven’t left any points to criticize. In the last two matches of group stages, France has defeated Germany and drew with Hungary. And, today they are playing against the defending champions, Portugal.
Portugal Euro Possibility
Portugal is another contender of Euro 2020. Furthermore, they are the defending champions of previous campaign. Defeating Portugal is not an easy job either. They have beaten France in Euro Cup 2016 final. Meanwhile, they are in hot shape. They scored three against Hungary and two against Germany however they didn’t manage to win against the Germans. Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota and Bernardo Silva are the regular starters for Portugal. Meanwhile, Joao Felix and Andre Silva are there in the backup. Moreover, Andre Silva has scored 25 Bundesliga goals this season. William, Bruno Fernandes, Pereira are in the midfield. Alongside Pepe and Ruben Dias there are Raphael Guerreiro and Nelson Semedo to cover the full backs. Pragmatically, we can they Portugal are also the team to see in the Euro 2020.
Italy- An Under Estimated Hero
Italy were unable to make themselves in the last Euro Cup. But, this season they made themselves so fine that fans and analysts have started to predict Italy as champions. Why won’t people predict as Italy are unbeaten in last 30 matches. Moreover, Italy haven’t played a draw in their 11 matches. Moreover, Italy didn’t concede a single goal in Euro 2020 group stage matches. In the three group stage matches, Italy scored 7 goals without conceding. The euro 2020 looks favorable for Italy.
The young midfielder Manuel Locatelli is a man to see in this Euro Cup. He has already scored 3 goals for Italy. Currently, Locatelli is the joint top scorer in the tournament. Meanwhile, Ciro Immobile is also leading the golden boot race in Euro 2020 with 3 goals. The duo with Leonardo Bonucci as center back and Barella, Jorginho and Verratti looks fierce.