Less than a week to go before the tournament gets underway, fans across Europe are highly anticipating excellent matches from all teams. Participating teams have the opportunity to not only field their most experienced players, but to also provide their young players – the future of national teams – a chance to accumulate valuable international experience. Sandals For Goalposts have compiled a list of the 5 players for you, the reader, to keep a watchful eye on for the duration of the tournament.
5. Andre Schurrle (Germany)
Germany are currently churning out some of the most technically gifted youngsters in Europe (other than Spain) such as Mezut Ozil and Mario Gotze. I suspect that everyone will be keeping a close eye on those players, but they should also look out for Andre Schurrle of Bayer Leverkusen. The winger has 14 caps to his name, amassing 7 international goals in the process. Known for being an engine on the pitch, he has also gained a reputation for destroying full backs and leaving them to watch him straddle along the flanks. Hopefully we will be witnessing some of Schurrle’s impeccable technical ability in the tournament, provided he gets enough playing time.