Despite a heartbreaking finish to the euro for Luis Enrique and his Spanish side, there has been an abundance of positive things to take from the tournament for They thought. In their semi-final race, there has been a massive influx of talent and youthfulness with players who will make their country proud in the future.
One of if not that the clearest spark for the Spaniards was Barcelona star Pedri Gonzalez. The Canaries, who apparently arrived out of nowhere last season from Las Palmas and joined the Catalans’ first team with his enormous talent, have also hit big waves at Euro 2020.
Pedri has without a doubt been Spain’s best player and one of the most exciting players in the entire tournament. And as a result of his incredible efforts, Spanish outlet SPORT reports that the teenager is being crowned as the best young player in the tournament.
A few days ago, it was also reported that the midfielder is also among the favorites to win the prestigious Golden Boy Award. The individual awards would be more feathers in his cap after a fantastic debut season for both club and country.
Pedri played 629 out of the 630 minutes of Spain’s excursions at the European Championships, being their most used player by Luis Enrique, who garnered praise for the youngster by comparing him to the great Andres Iniesta and saying he has never seen an 18 – year old plays a tournament like this.
UEFA’s technical staff, who are responsible for appointing the man of the match and carrying out the match reports, see Pedri as one of the most prominent players with Italian Federico Chiesa and Danish Andres Skov Olsen among the other candidates. But both players are five and three years older than Pedri, respectively.
This staff of technical observers also includes the esteemed Italian coach Fabio Capello and the former Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso. With no major events before the end of the tournament, Pedri is selected for the award.