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IN Sports ON 09 Jun, 2016
Euro Cup 2016 is just a few days away, and the 15th edition of the prestigious tournament is making people wonder about the best players each country has to offer. In fact, this will be the first time that the final tournament will be having 24 teams battling it. Back then, the Euro Cup had 16 teams vying for the championship title.
The thrill and vigour that fans are filled with will be taking its toll even on the Euro Cup 2016 players who are going to participate and represent their teams playing the best of their game.
So, let's take a look at the top players who will surely make a splash. Take a look below!
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Kevin De Bruyne will prove to be a tough opponent in the field, even if the Belgian team is still unfinished in identifying their overall team and strategy. Even back during the World Cup, he has already given moments of brilliance. In addition, Kevin De Bruyne has shown an excellent performance when he was in Manchester City and in Wolfsburg.
The Belgian player delivers fantastic counter-attacks who can also dribble and be a threat during the final minutes. De Bruyne knows how to forge relationships with both the wingers and the center-forwards, allowing him to make goals and assists.
At Euro Cup 2016, it seems that Robert Lewandowski is going to be one of the absolute best when it comes to being a centre-forward. Since he is an outsider, he always has to motivate his teammates to push through and make decisive actions.
As Lewandoski continues to work greatly with Arkadiusz Milik like in the qualifying rounds, the duo could be the ones to beat since they are so efficient. Even if he can be considered as a conventional striker, he could surely prove doubters wrong through assists and goals.
When Harry Kane made his debut, many people thought that he would only be making waves during his first season. But once he delivered 20 more goals in another season, thanks to Tottenham Hotspur, his critics were proven wrong. At Euro Cup 2016, it's no wonder why he would be the first choice of England.
What makes Kane a formidable player is how he can seemingly appear right when he is needed. It still is too early to say how great he would be on the field, but all he needs is a little push.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a fantastic player, but his performance will largely be affected by his teammates. He can be dominant, but other players need to be great midfielders and learn how to control the ball.
In fact, even Manchester United is already setting its eyes on him. While he is still not a part of that prestigious team, he will continue grabbing the spotlight in international football. He never got to pass beyond the quarterfinal stage of either the European Championship or the World Cup, but people already know that he has some potential to offer in Euro Cup 2016.
Paul Pogba is an incredible midfielder who can readily provide unbelievable assists and strikes. Likewise, he has the ability to fool the opposition, not to mention continue playing as if he has unlimited energy. In Euro Cup 2016, Paul Pogba will probably be designated to a right-center midfield position, which should allow him to be a decisive factor in the games.
It has to be noted that Pogba has played professional football away from his home, so it would take some time for him to get the admiration of the French crowd.
What would this list of the best Euro Cup 2016 players be without the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo? The event is going to be pretty remarkable as this could actually be his last international fight at his prime condition. Yes, he did not perform as greatly during at Champions League, but he is still an unpredictable force to be reckoned with.
Portugal hopes to at least be in the semifinals, so the team has to take a chance with providing Cristiano Ronaldo the freedom to make sudden strategic movies.
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Kingsley Coman is a frighteningly speedy guy, so much so that he is even compared with Thierry Henry. People have to take note that Thierry Henry garnered the World Cup victory for his home country when he was only 20 years old. If football fans have been paying attention to the international crowd, they know full well just how glorious Coman was when he was with Bayern Munich.
Coman has already been in three of the greatest teams in the world, so he has a bright future ahead of him with Euro Cup 2016 looming.
Aleksandr Golovin is part of the CSKA Moscow club in Russia, and he is only 20 years old. His is a midfield attacker and he is so good that he is known as the Russian Ronaldo. At Euro Cup 2016, we will be seeing just how much of prodigy he is.
He has successfully mad points in each of his senior international bouts for his home country. Likewise, he captured the championship at the Under-17 European Championship back in 2013.
Victor Lindelof is a 21-year-old defensive midfielder from the Benfica club. While at Benfica, he had a stunning season. Truly, he was worthy of being signed from Vasteras. However, the club is known to sell its players, and Victor Lindelof is already supposedly eyed both by Real Madrid and by Barcelona.
During the final match against Portugal during the 2015 Under-21 European Championships, he grabbed the winning penalty. By then, people knew that he deserves some attention, especially as Euro Cup 2016 approaches.
Michy Batshuayi is a 22-year-old striker from the Marseille club who has proven how much a great finisher he is. Even his team has not been in a good condition, he earned 17 goals out of 37 Ligue games. With other strong strikers such as Christian Benteke, Divock Origi, and Romelu Lukaku, Belgium isn't short of producing aggressive players.
According to Vincent Labrune, Batshuayi is wanted by the 15 best world clubs out there. And once he shows his strengths in Euro Cup 2016, he will be more in demand.
So, who do you think will dominate the event? Share this with your family and friends!