The Euro 2020 team of the tournament has been officially announced with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg making the cut in midfield.
England captain Harry Kane did not make it into the team with Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku occupying the only striker position.
Hojbjerg was an essential cog in Denmark’s machine, playing every single minute in Denmark’s historic tournament which saw them reach the semi-final.
Kane scored four goals in the knockout stages but England fell at the final hurdle, losing out 3-2 on penalties to Italy, although the Spurs striker did score his.
The line-up was selected by UEFA’s technical observer team, made up of 16 former players and former or current coaches, including former England boss Fabio Capello and current West Ham manager David Moyes.
Three England players made the team: ex-Tottenham defender Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, and Raheem Sterling.
The champions, Italy, have five players on the team including player of the tournament Gianluigi Donnarumma. Pedri from Spain and Lukaku from Belgium then make up the rest of the XI.
It was a great moment for Hojbjerg who finally gets the recognition he deserves.
A brilliant individual season for Spurs was met by a fantastic individual tournament; he played every minute of a Premier League and every minute of Denmark’s campaign.
Nuno will want to build his midfield around the steel that Hojbjerg brings.
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