Subsequent to his phenomenal performances in the UEFA European Championships, Pedri Gonzales Lopez has been announced as part of the Euro team of the tournament. The eighteen-year-old is a right interior in the line-up.
This also comes after the midfielder also won the Euro Young player of the tournament. He is concurrently Barcelona’s only player listed in the team of the tournament.
The line up, a 4-3-3, goes as follows. The European champion Gianluigi Donnaruma starts in goal. Kyle Walker, Leonardo Bonnucci, Harry Maguire, and Bruno Spinazzola make the defence. In the midfield, Danish semifinalist Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Jorge Luis Filho, otherwise known as Jorginho, partner Pedri in midfield. The forward line is composed of Federico Chiesa, Romelo Lukaku, and Raheem Sterling.
The most represented nation is Italy, with five players, followed by England with three, while Spain, Denmark, and Belgium each have one to their name.
Pedri played 629 of the 690 minutes available, and ranked among the most creative players in the entire tournament. He played the most through balls, had the most shot-creating actions, the highest number of goal-creating actions as well as the most distance covered of all players in the European Championship.
In a Spain team that made the most passes in the entire European Championship, Pedri was the chief coordinator. He had the highest number of passes in the opposing half, with an accuracy of 91%. He became the youngest player in the history of both the Euros and World cup to start six matches, evidence of his importance to the team.