The 2021 European Championship begins in two days: the first itinerant, the first in the course of a global pandemic, the first to have been postponed to the following year. It will be a special event, more unpredictable and difficult to predict than ever. Six groups of four teams, let’s discover them in the special of Tuttomercatoweb.com 48 hours before the start of the European Championship.
The national team
The stars are not many, but millions of millions. But Vladimir Petkovic’s is a solid and complete national team in every department. he has alternatives in every department and, despite not having a deluxe 9, he knows how to score. He holds the ball, in the qualifiers for the European Championship the average was 61% and with 2.4 goals scored per game and 0.8 conceded in the eight games. As mentioned, he does not have a cover man but a compact team with a handle, that of Petkovic, which has given him an identity for a long time. It can surprise you.
Goalkeepers: Jonas Omlin (Montpellier), Yann Mvogo (PSV), Yoann Sommer (Borussia M’Gladbach).
Defenders: Cedric Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Loris Benito (Bordeaux), Eray Comert (Basel), Nico Elvedi (Borussia M’Gladbach), Jordan Lotomba (Nice), Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg), Becir Omeragic (Zurich), Ricardo Rodriguez ( Turin), Fabian Schar (Newcastle), Silvan Widmer (Basel).
Midfielders: Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys), Edmilson Fernandes (Mainz), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool), Djibril Sow (Eintracht), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Borussia M ‘ Gladbach), Steven Zuber (Eintracht).
Forwards: Breel Embolo (Borussia M’Gladbach), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagabria), Amir Mehmedi (Wolfsburg), Haris Seferovic (Benfica).
The CT Vladimir Petkovic – In Italy with Lazio, Petkovic is an icon of Swiss football. His is a reasoned, offensive, well-constructed football. He plays a lot on the outside and on the counterattack, he has a solid median with Freyler and Xhaka, in front of him Embolo looks for the consecration he has always lacked so far.
The probable formation (4-2-31): Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Schar, Mbabu; Xhaka, Freuler; Benito, Vargas; Piston.
The star – Granit Xhaka
The revelation – Ruben Vargas