Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, UEFA Euro 2020 has been postponed. Manchester City had the second-highest number of players called up for national duty, with 16 players. Despite failing to beat Chelsea in the Champions League final in Porto, Pep Guardiola's team won the Premier League and the EFL Cup in the 2020/21 season.
The attention was on City players at Euro 2020 after a hard and exhausting, but successful season. The Citizens were represented by seven of the twenty-four teams in the competition. After what transpired in Porto, many people were optimistic about their chances of winning Euro 2020.
Ruben Dias (Portugal)
When Portugal began their championship defense against Hungary on June 15th, Ruben Dias joined teammates Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo in the Portugal camp. Dias was a significant element of Portugal's defense at Euro 2020, winning the Football Writers' Association Player of the Year title. Dias was tasked with marshaling and organizing coach Fernando Santos' back-line, and he was brimming with confidence.
The Portuguese international is a team player who is constantly looking for his centre-back partner and holding midfielder. City defender John Stones' performances this season reflected this, as he appeared revitalized and solid in possession. Ruben Dias, 24, was teamed with either Pepe (38) or Jose Fonte, an experienced player (37).
After a £64 million move from Benfica last summer, the 24-year-old has had a remarkable first season in the Premier League. His leadership characteristics, ball-playing ability, and defensive contribution all contributed to City having the best defense in the Premier League, conceding only 32 goals all season.
Phil Foden (England)
Phil Foden had a breakout season in the 2020/21 season, to say the least. Foden has everyone talking about his potential to be one of the top players in the world after stepping into the shoes left vacant by club legend David Silva.
Foden is one of the players who has profited from the Euro 2020 tournament's postponement. Until last year, the City winger had only represented his country at the U21 level. Foden had been told by Gareth Southgate that he would only be considered for a place in England's Euro 2020 team if he featured frequently for Pep Guardiola's side.
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