We’ve reached the business end of Euro 2020, with Italy facing Spain in the semi-finals and England facing Denmark in the final.
The tournament has been thrilling, with several thrilling contests. The quarter-finals were exciting, with teams putting on some outstanding displays. So it’s reasonable to assume that the four teams indicated above deserved to go to the Euro 2020 final four.
At Euro 2020, there have been several outstanding individual performances. Unfortunately, due to a major injury, one of the top players in the tournament, Italy’s Leonardo Spinazzola, will not be able to compete in Euro 2020.
On that topic, let’s take a look at the top five players in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.
5 Pedri Pedri Pedri Pedri (Spain)
Luis Enrique’s Spain has struggled at Euro 2020, but they have done well to reach the tournament’s semi-finals.
Pedri has been their finest player at Euro 2020 so far. The choice by Enrique to start the 18-year-old ahead of Thiago Alcantara and Fabian Ruiz has paid off. In every game for his country, Pedri has dominated the midfield and impressed with his great passing abilities.
Pedri has started every game for Spain at Euro 2020, and he is expected to do so again in the semi-final against Italy. By a wide measure, the Barcelona star has been the finest young player at the tournament.
Giorgio Chiellini (#4) (Italy)
Italy, led by Roberto Mancini, has been a joy to watch at Euro 2020, with their dynamic attacking play on display once again against Belgium in the quarter-final.
They defeated Belgium 2-1, with Lorenzo Insigne and Jorginho in particular shining. In a classic defensive masterclass, Giorgio Chiellini once again demonstrated why he was considered as one of the best centre-backs in the world during his peak.
Giorgio Chiellini will sign a new contract with Juventus in the next days/weeks. He’s expected to stay until June 2022 and be part of the project for one more season – he’s been great again yesterday vs Belgium. 🔵🇮🇹 #Juventus #Chiellini— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 3, 2021
The 36-year-old makes defence simple. Due to the presence of their seasoned captain, Belgium was unable to penetrate the Italian defenses. If performances like the one against Belgium are anything to go by, Chiellini still has a lot to give at the greatest level.