Well-known players, who play regular first-team football for their clubs in Europe and beyond, will want to showcase their class and talents to help their country win the ultimate prize, while many unknown players will want to break into limelight by putting up fine performance throughout the competition.
As we look forward to the start of the tournament, allnigeriasoccer.com reveals top four players of Nigerian descent who are expected to perform wonders for their respective countries in Italy.
1. Tammy Abraham (England)
The Chelsea striker is probably the most deadly and in-form forward judging by his exploits for Aston Villa last season.
The 26-goal hero is one of the players charged with the responsibility of scoring goals for the Young Lions side who will begin their campaign against France on the 18th of June.
2. Fikayo Tomori (England)
Just like his countryman, Tomori had an unforgettable campaign with Derby County last season and he was rewarded with the club’s player of the year award.
Though the NFF target might fail to score many goals at the course of the tournament, his huge presence at the back of the pitch will go a long way to provide stability and quality to coach Aidy Boothroyd’s team.
3. Felix Uduokhai ( Germany)
The 21-year-old defender who plays for Bundesliga side Wolfsburg is another player of Nigerian descent who deserves to be closely watched by spectators due to his quality.
The player was Gernot Rohr’s prime target before Russia 2018 World but the manager couldn’t convince him to switch allegiance to the Super Eagles.
He will definitely play a great role in the Germans’ hopes of defending the title they won two years ago.
4. Philip Billing ( Denmark)
Billing is reportedly in search of a new suitor following Huddersfield Town’s relegation and this competition offers him the best opportunity to attract new suitors.
He will definitely put up a great show in Italy and we believe he has all it takes to be among the list of youngsters to monitor during the competition.
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