Jorginho's Euro 2020 form shows why Chelsea must keep him

Jorginho's Euro 2020 form shows why Chelsea must keep him

It has been an excellent summer for Italy, but one of their most important players isn't native to the country. Jorginho has had a superb season for both club and country. With Chelsea, he lifted the Champions League. With Italy, he could follow that up with the European Championships. Despite being born in Brazil, the midfielder has developed in Italy, with spells at Napoli and Hellas Verona. It took him a while to break into the national team, with former …
England v Italy | Match Preview | The Final

England v Italy | Match Preview | The Final

For starters, Monday should be a national holiday.  The European Championship Final at Wembley will have the nation gripped until late Sunday evening, and either utter jubilation or remorse will follow, Monday morning. The amount of people not in for work the next day will far exceed those attending Wembley, probably. England have not won a major competition since the Wold Cup in 1966. The years of hurt, the thousands of caps given & endless failures of teams could end …
Analysing England's breakout Euro 2020 star, Kalvin Phillips

Analysing England's breakout Euro 2020 star, Kalvin Phillips

It has been a superb summer for England. Every player involved in the squad will return to club football with their reputation enhanced. The player to benefit most from the European Championship may be Kalvin Phillips. The Leeds United midfielder has been loved by his club supporters for many years, but the wider footballing public are now seeing his ability at the highest level. Prior to the tournament, many would have seen him as a good Premier League player, but …
Euro 2020 Player Of The Tournament, So Far…

Euro 2020 Player Of The Tournament, So Far…

The final is set, the crowds are expectant & Wembley awaits… But before delving into ‘that’ game, it’s important to look at the players that have helped make this tournament a success. With France, Germany, Belgium, Portugal & the Netherlands all failing to make the last 4, it’s a tough ask to identify too many players that should be considered. There are some players that have indeed shone, that did not make the semi finals, and they still deserve mention. …
Southgate’s In Game Management

Southgate’s In Game Management

International management is no longer the lure of years ago. The greatest coaches in world football wish to remain on the training ground day to day, not sat in the stands watching football. As Gareth Southgate leads his teams final preparations before heading to Wembley on Sunday, he deserves massive praise for his management. In a strange period of time, and indeed football, this competition has lived up to expectations, and some. We have seen fallen giants, remarkable goals & …
England v Denmark - The Semi Final

England v Denmark - The Semi Final

Denmark awaits, it what is sure to be a hard fought semi final match up. With Christian Eriksen collapsing in dramatic circumstances during their opening game, the Danes will be determined to bring the European Championship back for their midfield talisman. Having easily dispatched Ukraine in the quarter finals, England enter the match as clear favourites. Their confidence will be sky high, and there is an absolute fight for starting places in the final third. There was a sense of …
Italy v Spain - The Other Semi-Final

Italy v Spain - The Other Semi-Final

One side of the European Championship final will be made up of Italy & Spain. Neither came into this tournament as favourites, but both represent international football as two of its true darlings. Italy (under the management of Roberto Mancini), have stood out as the competitions best overall side. The control with which they set out their game plan has seen them cruise into the semi finals, with very little fuss. The tag of latter stage favourites is well earned, …
How Euro 2020 is proving that Luke Shaw is one of Europe's best left-backs

How Euro 2020 is proving that Luke Shaw is one of Europe's best left-backs

It has been an excellent 12 months for Luke Shaw, as he is rebuilding his reputation following a couple of difficult seasons at Manchester United. During the two knockout matches so far, he provided natural width down the left-flank and been a much greater creative force than he was during the group stage. That was particularly evident against Ukraine, as he spent the majority of the match in the opposition half. Gareth Southgate seems to favour an asymmetrical system, with …
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