3 Academy prospects Paris Saint-Germain didn’t capitalize03 April 2020 / Miguel Coelho
Paris Saint-Germain has an history of wasting their youth talent. Who are they?
The French national team has been controlling their opponents like no one else during the EURO 2020 qualifiers. The current World Champions only conceded 31 shots across all the 7 matches played so far, averaging a little over 4 shots per game. But it’s with the ball that France really controls the game, averaging an incredible 71% of ball possession.
Unquestionable in Barcelona’s starting lineup, Clement Lenglet is also gaining importance in Deschamps team. It’s not easy to get a spot in the French center defensive positions, as there’s an absolute amazing set of world-class players capable for the spot. With Varane getting the edge over everyone else, Lenglet took advantage of the injuries of Umtiti and Aymeric Laporte to establish himself in the team. With the 24-year-old on the field, France had 3 clean sheets in 4 matches! Once everyone is fit, Deschamps will have a difficult task of selecting which center-backs will raise above all.
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Turkey is dealing with a star generation the country didn’t had for quite some time. Being out of the majority of the international competitions (Only 3 EURO and 1 World Cup Qualification in the last 10 competitions), Turkey now has strong hopes of being in Euro 2020, as the team leads Group H with the same 18 points of France. From a solid defence with the impressive young talent of Merih Demiral (Juventus), Kaan Ayhan (Dusseldorf) or Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester), to an enthusiastic set of skilled wingers like Cengiz Under (AS Roma), Yusuf Yazici (LOSC Lille) or Enes Unal (Villarreal), Turkey is a force to be reckoned with.
Not only Turkey won 2-0 at home against France, but also the Turkish side only conceded two goals in the entire qualifying stage, all of them away against Iceland in their only lost so far. Turkey will face a huge challenge at Paris, but surely France has also a difficult test ahead.
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