Spain’s U21 Team Show Exceptional Balance in 3-1 Win over Portugal

The UEFA Under-21 European Championship is always full of young talent, and at no time was this more apparent than when Spain and Portugal met in the group stage recently. On Spain’s side of the ball, there were the likes of Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez. Portugal, meanwhile, […]

Portugal’s Bernardo Silva Aiming to Go One Better than Luis Figo and Rui Costa

As their train departed for Prague, Bernardo Silva and his Portugal U21 teammates must’ve been looking forward to the match that would follow. After demolishing an experienced German side in the semi-finals, by a scoreline of five goals to nil, they now go on to contest the U21 European Championships final, against their Swedish counterparts. […]

A Look at Bayern’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and his Quest to Become the World’s Best

Many young players, and especially those located at some of the world’s largest clubs, realise that they’ll have to play the waiting game. They realise that the bevy of established stars already plying their trade won’t go away in an instant, and because of that, a process of patience and development will need to be […]

Amin Younes and Germany’s U21 Squad Aim to Emulate the Class of 2009

Germany’s U21 team currently find themselves in the Czech Republic, competing for the European Championships. For players such as Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who recently won the Champions League with Barcelona, and Maximilian Arnold, who claimed the German Cup with Wolfsburg, one could be forgiven for suspecting a lack of motivation. Even for the likes of […]

Benik Afobe’s Exclusion From U-21 Euros Not Enough to Dampen His Magnificent Season

Former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe has enjoyed an utterly successful season, firstly on loan at MK Dons, where he banged in 19 goals (including two vs Manchester United in the League Cup), and secondly at Wolves, with his wondrous performances culminating in him netting 13 times, which all combined to see him become the highest […]