Clockwise from top left: Jeremy Doku, Eljif Elmas, Orkun Kokcu, Becir Omeragic, Jamal Musiala and Alexander Isak are among the young stars to watch at Euro 2020
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The world is waiting for the next generation of superstars, so could someone surprise us and emerge this summer?
Not many of the 622 players who could feature at Euro 2020 could be classed as total unknowns, but there will be some unfamiliar faces hoping that this is their breakout tournament in the way the 2018 World Cup was for France's Kylian Mbappe.
So, who should you look out for this time, apart from Mbappe, young players from the home nations or people we have already seen plenty of in the Premier League?
Here, BBC Sport's TV and radio commentators, and experts from 5 live's Daily Euros podcast have picked out 20 young players from around Europe who are worth watching this summer.
1. Jeremy Doku (Belgium) aka The King of Dribbles
- 1 1. Jeremy Doku (Belgium) aka The King of Dribbles
- 2 2. Jordan Larsson (Sweden)
- 3 3. Jules Kounde (France) aka The New Cafu
- 4 4. Adam Hlozek (Czech Republic) aka Golden Boy
- 5 5. Becir Omeragic (Switzerland)
- 6 6. Ryan Gravenberch (Netherlands)
- 7 7. Orkun Kokcu (Turkey)
- 8 8. Alexander Isak (Sweden) aka The Next Zlatan
- 9 9. Alex Kral (Czech Republic)
- 10 10. Nuno Mendes (Portugal)
- 11 11. Jamal Musiala (Germany) aka Bambi and Workaholic
- 12 12. Sasa Kalajdzic (Austria) aka Ibrahimovic-Machine
- 13 13. Eljif Elmas (North Macedonia) aka The Spider & The Macedonian Diamond
- 14 14. Halil Dervisoglu (Turkey)
- 15 15. Christoph Baumgartner (Austria) aka The New Kramaric
- 16 16. Tomas Suslov (Slovakia) aka 'The Slovakian David Silva'
- 17 17. Kamil Piatkowski (Poland)
- 18 18. Josko Gvardiol (Croatia) aka Little Pep
- 19 19. Onni Valakari (Finland)
- 20 20. Pedri (Spain)
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|Age: 19||Position: striker/winger||Club: Rennes|
Doku turned down a move to Liverpool aged 15 in 2018, despite the best efforts of Jurgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard, who showed him around the club's training ground
Steve Wilson: Belgium have a lot of goalscorers, so for Doku to force his way into the reckoning whilst in his teens is some achievement. Quick and direct, the former Anderlecht striker joined Rennes for more than £20m in October and has found life harder in France. Nevertheless, Roberto Martinez has seen enough to stick with him. Doku scored in his first international start against Iceland last September and registered a goal and two assists against Belarus in March.
Conor McNamara: I love watching this guy play, he is explosive to watch and similar in style to Wolves' Adama Traore. However a thing that frustrates me about Traore is that he often takes a few touches to get up to full speed. The Wolves winger often takes the ball at a standstill and then tries to accelerate past opponents. What I like about Doku is that invariably his first touch propels him forward. He doesn't begin from a standing start like Traore often does.
The one thing lacking from his club stats are more goals, but he has hit the ground running with the international team. It will be interesting to see if Martinez plays him from the start in this tournament.
2. Jordan Larsson (Sweden)
|Age: 23||Position: striker||Club: Spartak Moscow|
Larsson has been linked with a summer move to Borussia Dortmund and West Ham but he is a Celtic fan because of his dad's illustrious spell with the club and says: "Celtic will also have a special place in my heart."
Radio 5 live football correspondent John Murray: Son of Henrik, named after Michael, he experienced trophy-winning celebrations on the pitch at Celtic Park in the arms of his father. Has scored 15 goals for Spartak Moscow this season.
3. Jules Kounde (France) aka The New Cafu
|Age: 22||Position: centre-back||Club: Sevilla|
Kounde can also play at right-back and has been compared to Brazil defender Cafu because of his rampaging runs forward. His defensive partner at Sevilla, Diego Carlos, told ESPN: "In training he takes the ball on the side, runs out and we shout 'There goes Cafu!' He goes, and he doesn't come back – he advances until he finishes and scores."
Guy Mowbray: One of the hottest properties in Europe right now might not get much game time at the tournament, but that won't stop huge offers being put to Sevilla this summer. A mature, 'modern' centre-back who's good in the air despite being under 6ft tall, he's the perfect foil for a more aggressive defensive partner. Think Virgil van Dijk or Ruben Dias alongside him, perhaps.
Manchester City tried to buy him last year but got Dias instead (good move as it turned out!) and they'll still be watching with interest along with every other major club. His only problem with France – as Aymeric Laporte discovered – is getting to the front of the queue of superb central defenders.
Julian Laurens on the Daily Euros podcast: He is not the tallest for a centre-back but he is still good in the air, and he has this intelligence – for positioning and the awareness of space – plus the pace that helps, and he is very good on the ball.
4. Adam Hlozek (Czech Republic) aka Golden Boy
|Age: 18||Position: striker||Club: Sparta Prague|
Hlozek joined Sparta's academy when he was 12, at the same time as his elder brother Daniel – who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015 and was forced to retire from professional football a few months later at the age of 18. He recovered, and now plays for his hometown team FC Ivancice
Vicki Sparks: Billed as the biggest Czech talent since Tomas Rosicky, the teenage forward has had a superb season. Despite missing four-and-a-half months with a foot injury, he finished as the joint-top scorer in the Czech top flight, with 15 goals in just 19 appearances for Sparta Prague – who acted shrewdly in tying him down to a new four-year contract at the end of May, amid rumoured interest from West Ham.
Hlozek made history on his international debut in September, becoming the youngest player in the Czech Republic's history at the tender age of 18. Injury, though, could undercut his chances on the big stage this summer – he's been struggling with a minor hip problem, but manager Jaroslav Silhavy is hopeful he will recover in time for the Euros.
Conor McNamara: Hlozek is not just being brought to this tournament to prepare him for the future. He is banging on the door to see game time on the pitch at Euro 2020.
There's a good reason he is such big news in the Czech Republic. His haul for Sparta this season included a hat-trick in April and four goals in 23 minutes on the last day of the Czech campaign.
Steve Wilson: Players from the Czech Republic haven't been in such demand since the era of Pavel Nedved, Karol Poborsky, Patrik Berger and Vladimir Smicer. At 17, Hlozek became the youngest ever scorer in the Czech Fortuna Liga and he has added another 27 goals since.
Oh, and he makes goals too – he also got seven assists this season.
5. Becir Omeragic (Switzerland)
|Age: 19||Position: centre-back||Club: FC Zurich|
Omeragic was a tennis prodigy and considered a professional career before choosing football instead. His idol is Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for his mentality, but his defensive heroes are France's Raphael Varane and Spain's Sergio Ramos
Steve Wilson: A right-footed centre-half who made his international debut in October, impressing as he played the full 90 minutes against Croatia. Currently with FC Zurich, but courted by RB Salzburg, Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg.
Omeragic has a Bosnian background and is from a footballing family – his dad and uncle were professionals, his elder brother Nedim is also at Zurich and his cousin Edin is a goalkeeper for Servette. On the minus side he has occasionally been forced to miss games and training because of debilitating migraines.
6. Ryan Gravenberch (Netherlands)
|Age: 19||Position: midfielder||Club: Ajax|
Gravenberch's elder brother Danzell also came through the Ajax academy and has played for 10 clubs including Reading. Ryan became Ajax's youngest senior player when he made his debut in September 2018 aged 16 years and 130 days – beating Clarence Seedorf's record by 112 days. He has been linked with Barcelona, Chelsea and Liverpool but his dad has told him to stay in Amsterdam
Alistair Bruce-Ball: Gravenberch stands out on a football field, partly because of his stature, bestriding the midfield at 6ft 3in tall, but mainly because of his ability which has seen him catapulted into the senior Dutch squad for this tournament after only making his debut for the under-21s in September.
The teenager was used as a substitute in all three World Cup qualifiers in March and came off the bench in the last warm-up game against Georgia to nod home from close range for his first international goal. The comparisons with Paul Pogba are obvious although he has said his style is more similar to Zinedine Zidane's and describes himself as a "contortionist" on the football field – useful if the Dutch find themselves in a tight spot this summer.
James Horncastle on the Daily Euros podcast: For someone of his height, he is very technically gifted. He can play box-to-box, but also left and right and one of his goals in this season's Champions League was a laser into the top corner against FC Midtjylland – go and check that out. He is part of the agent Mino Raiola's stable – and is very much seen as his next Pogba.
7. Orkun Kokcu (Turkey)
|Age: 20||Position: midfielder||Club: Feyenoord|
Kokcu was born and raised in the Netherlands, but chose to represent Turkey despite playing for the Dutch at under-18 and under-19 level
Steve Wilson: A strong, unfussy but dynamic central midfielder, Kokcu made a scoring debut for Feyenoord aged 17 and was a regular scorer for them in the Uefa Youth League. His contract in Rotterdam was extended to 2025 last summer, but Arsenal, Leeds and Leicester have all been watching closely.
8. Alexander Isak (Sweden) aka The Next Zlatan
|Age: 21||Position: striker||Club: Real Sociedad|
Isak's lanky frame led to obvious comparisons to Ibrahimovic when he broke through as a teenager but when asked about any similarities in his game to Zlatan last year, he said: "I have my own style. I'd like to be my own player and not be compared too much."
Steve Wilson: A scorer of 17 league goals for Real Sociedad in La Liga this season, Isak is making Borussia Dortmund's decision to let him leave in 2019 look questionable. He became the youngest player to score for Sweden when he netted against Slovakia four years ago and added three more in qualifying for the European Championship and another against Kosovo in a World Cup qualifier in March.
Barcelona are interested, but Sociedad are said to have a €70 million release clause in his contract.
9. Alex Kral (Czech Republic)
|Age: 23||Position: midfielder||Club: Spartak Moscow|
West Ham already have two Czech Republic stars in their ranks in Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal so could a third be on the way? Hammers boss David Moyes definitely likes him, telling the Times: "He is good on the ball, looks to protect his defence and appears, like Tomas and Vladimir, to have great mentality and bags of energy."
Vicki Sparks: I'll sneak Alex Kral in, as he's only just turned 23 – and could be on the verge of a big breakthrough. The Spartak Moscow man and David Luiz lookalike has become a regular for the Czech Republic over the last couple of years, and should partner Tomas Soucek in the heart of midfield.
He's another player being linked with Soucek's West Ham – and interestingly, David Moyes has chosen Kral as one of his seven stars to watch at the Euros this summer in a newspaper column for the Times – so he's certainly an admirer.
10. Nuno Mendes (Portugal)
|Age: 18||Position: left-back||Club: Sporting|
Mendes, who was called up by Portugal for the first time in March, made 34 appearances in all competitions this season for Sporting and helped them end their 19-year-wait to win the Portuguese title
Guy Mowbray: Almost certainly someone we'll see on Match of the Day next season, with the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea most keen on the Sporting left-back or wing-back. To be a regular in a title-winning team at just 18 says plenty about his abilities and maturity – which allied to the boundless energy of his youth marks him out as a rare prospect.
He has the skills to rival any winger or number 10 going forward but is disciplined defensively too. He's also sharp on spotting potential moves to start with throws, long or short – an increasingly important part of the game with some clubs now employing specialist throw-in coaches.
11. Jamal Musiala (Germany) aka Bambi and Workaholic
|Age: 18||Position: midfielder||Club: Bayern Munich|
Musiala was born in Stuttgart and has a German mother with Polish roots and a Nigerian father. He moved to England when he was seven and was in Chelsea's academy as a young teenager before joining Bayern in 2019, aged 16
Conor McNamara: Musiala is an attacking midfielder who only turned 18 in February, but is already well known for his exploits for Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
He was eligible for England, and played under-age for the Three Lions up to U21 level, but chose to represent Germany in February. This season he became the youngest player to appear for Bayern in the Bundesliga and also became the club's youngest goalscorer.
While still 17 he scored his first Champions League goal against Lazio. Making Germany's squad for this tournament further accelerates his impressive rise.
12. Sasa Kalajdzic (Austria) aka Ibrahimovic-Machine
|Age: 23||Position: striker||Club: Stuttgart|
When asked what his nicknames were, Kalajdzic came up with a long list. He told Bundesliga.com: "I've heard comparisons with Zlatan, Peter Crouch and anything from Tall and Lanky to Ibrahimovic-Machine! I've also heard 'the next Mario Gomez' but I don't mind, I'm just happy if people are having fun".
John Murray: Didn't show much against England last week but scored 17 goals for Stuttgart this season so must have something about him. Standing at 6ft 7in tall, I was genuinely told that he has 'a great touch for a big man'.
13. Eljif Elmas (North Macedonia) aka The Spider & The Macedonian Diamond
|Age: 21||Position: midfielder||Club: Napoli|
Elmas scored four times in qualifying for the Euros and already has two in three World Cup qualifiers for Qatar 2022, including the winner against Germany in Duisburg. Last August, Napoli extended his contract to 2025 – but Wilson says that may not deter his many suitors
Steve Wilson: Napoli paid £15m for Elmas when he was just 19 – but he was already a star in Turkey after two seasons at Fenerbahce.
He can play as a false nine or box-to-box midfielder and with two good seasons at Napoli under his belt and more than 200 senior games, the Euros could be his platform for even greater renown.
14. Halil Dervisoglu (Turkey)
|Age: 21||Position: striker||Club: Brentford|
Like Kokcu, Dervisoglu was born in the Netherlands but chose to play for Turkey. He played for three teams in the 2020-21 season – Brentford (two games, one goal), FC Twente (loan: nine games, no goals) and Galatasaray (loan: 12 games, three goals)
John Murray: On loan at Galatasaray from Brentford for the latter part of the season, where he's been playing with Radamel Falcao. Scored on his international debut in May and has a very decent goals record at under-21 level with eight in 11 appearances.
15. Christoph Baumgartner (Austria) aka The New Kramaric
|Age: 21||Position: midfielder||Club: Hoffenheim|
Baumgartner was dubbed 'the new Andrej Kramaric' when he did so well while covering for Hoffenheim's experienced Croatian forward in the 2019-20 season, but he didn't agree with the nickname, telling Bundesliga.com: "No, I'm definitely not a new Kramaric, because I'm not as good."
Steve Wilson: A goalscoring and creative midfielder with more than 70 games and 16 goals under his belt in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim; no wonder his club has just extended his contract to 2025. Baumgartner moved to Germany aged 17 and hasn't looked back. His first cap came in early 2020 and his first goals, against Romania and Greece, followed soon after.
16. Tomas Suslov (Slovakia) aka 'The Slovakian David Silva'
|Age: 19||Position: midfielder||Club: Groningen|
Suslov is versatile and has played in seven different positions for Groningen this season. For Slovakia, he is likely to operate on the right wing and cut inside on to his left foot
John Murray: Became Slovakia's youngest senior international when he made his debut last year at 18. At Groningen, has been playing in the same team as the now 37-year-old Arjen Robben, and has been likened to him.
17. Kamil Piatkowski (Poland)
|Age: 20||Position: centre-back||Club: RB Salzburg|
Piatkowski's favourite hobby is boxing. RB Salzburg announced his signing in January with an interview on their website. They introduced him by saying "he may look like a mad dog, but he has the manner of a son-in-law"
Steve Wilson: A right-sided central defender whose performances for Rakow Czestochowa led to his first inclusion in the national team in March for the start of World Cup qualifying. He gave a typically assured performance in helping his club win the Polish Cup final in May, but if he catches your club's eye in the summer, it is too late – a deal to join RB Salzburg is already done.
18. Josko Gvardiol (Croatia) aka Little Pep
|Age: 19||Position: centre-back/left-back||Club: RB Leipzig|
Gvardiol is known as Little Pep because of the similarity between his surname and Pep Guardiola's
Steve Wilson: Gvardiol is one of the players RB Leipzig hope will replace Ibrahima Konate and Dayot Upamecano. A central defender or left-back who was signed from Dinamo Zagreb in September and loaned back to the Croatian champions until the end of the season. He was excellent in Dinamo's long Europa League run – although missing the games against Spurs with injury. Gvardiol will move to Germany after the Euros and is likely to go straight into the Leipzig side.
19. Onni Valakari (Finland)
|Age: 21||Position: midfielder||Club: Pafos|
Valakari celebrates his goal against France – fellow debutant Marcus Foss, of Brentford, scored Finland's other goal in a 2-0 win
Steve Wilson: An attacking left-footed midfielder born in Motherwell when his dad Simo was a player at Fir Park. Onni joined Pafos in Cyprus from Norway's Tromso in January 2020 and has since scored 18 goals from midfield.
But it was his debut for his country which really caught the imagination – a debut goal in the Stade de France helped to beat the World Champions last November and Valakari has been impressing ever since. He is open to leaving Cyprus this summer.
20. Pedri (Spain)
|Age: 18||Position: midfielder||Club: Barcelona|
Barcelona paid Las Palmas an initial €5m for Pedri when he was 17 but the fee could rise to around €35m if he meets various clauses in the deal
Guillem Balague on the Daily Euros podcast: He is someone who is absolutely special – he gives fluidity to the side, understands the game. He perhaps has to learn to get into the box more often and scoring maybe but certainly he makes everyone around him better. Plus the big thing about him as well is that he reacts very well to losing the ball and he has one of the best ball-recovery ratios in the Barcelona team.
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Comment posted by Dave Watson, today at 08:53Dave Watson
08:53Here are my next heroes, thanks media.00W
Comment posted by wembley1977, today at 08:53wembley1977
08:53No surprise David Turnbull has been ignored by the EBC.
If Steve Clark is ambitious enough to play him just watch him run rings round the hapless Ingerland defence next week.
2-0 to Scotland.10W
Comment posted by WordtotheWise, today at 08:38WordtotheWise
08:38Most of these players aren’t the ‘next anything’. It’s just a media tool to try and make this overlong article about other countries promising young players slightly more interesting.21F
Comment posted by Finkelstein, today at 08:24Finkelstein
08:24I don’t need to be told these players are the new so-called stars to look out for. If they are any good I will be able to work it out for myself. There wasn’t much talk about Kevin De Bruyne when he arrived now he is regarded as one of the finest players in the world. I would rather the BBC promote our own talent like Foden and Mount.33S
Reply posted by Superfirmino, today at 08:40Superfirmino
08:40to Finkelstein"I don’t need to be told these players are the new so-called stars to look out for. If they are any good I will be able to work it out for myself. There wasn’t much talk about Kevin De Bruyne when he arrived now he is regarded as one of the finest players in the world. I would rather the BBC promote our own talent like Foden and Mount."Superfirmino replied: Re: Kevin De Bruyne. It just shows you what proper coaching can do with a young player. De Bruyne just like Mo Salah was destroyed by Mourinho at Chelsea and luckily both went elsewhere. John Terry was spouting nonsense that both weren’t good enough to get in that Chelsea side. That is just egotistical nonsense. Both being young needed to be encouraged. They both had the talent.01More replies (1)downJ
Comment posted by jripp, today at 08:18jripp
08:18He left Tyrone Mings out lol!!!01T
Comment posted by The snudge, today at 08:09The snudge
08:09Billy Gilmour and Nathan Patterson should be on that list20W
Reply posted by wembley1977, today at 08:58wembley1977
08:58to The snudge"Billy Gilmour and Nathan Patterson should be on that list"wembley1977 replied: Possibly but predictably the EBC chooses to ignore Scotland.
Let’s hope Steve Clark has the ambition to play them both along with Turnbull and run rings around the most over rated Ingerland side since the last tournament.
2-0 to Scotland.00Removed commentS
Comment posted by shadow warrior, today at 07:55shadow warrior
07:55No Jack Wilshire ?30S
Reply posted by Superfirmino, today at 08:40Superfirmino
08:40to shadow warrior"No Jack Wilshire ?"Superfirmino replied: You do know Jack Wheelchair is 32 now.00More replies (1)downK
Comment posted by Kurt, today at 07:51Kurt
07:51To be honest, no disrespect, these are all fantastic players surely and its a discredit to them to be labelled “the New” so-and-so. If they were that good we would have been hearing about them like we did with Rooney, Foden, Halaand at these ages etc. Let them be their own players and time will tell if they’re good enough.122D
Comment posted by drunkenpilot, today at 07:46drunkenpilot
07:46I wonder if, in mainland Europe, the local channel is running a story describing another European player as the “New Raheem Sterling”?
But then again, since England generally seem to be favourites/near favourites to win the competition, I suppose they must be interested in our superstars!14W
Reply posted by wembley1977, today at 08:54wembley1977
08:54to drunkenpilot"I wonder if, in mainland Europe, the local channel is running a story describing another European player as the “New Raheem Sterling”? Doubt it…But then again, since England generally seem to be favourites/near favourites to win the competition, I suppose they must be interested in our superstars!"wembley1977 replied: The only mugs who think Ingerland have any chance to win it are strangely enough all baed in Ingerland.
Not a sole outside of Ingerland thinks they have any chance whatsoever.
No wonder either.
They are rank.00E
Comment posted by ellis , today at 07:46ellis
07:46its nice to see who could be filling the front pages of pro football stars over next few years , sadly they wont all make it00E
Comment posted by ellis , today at 07:44ellis
07:44the cream will rise to the top , with a little help from the media moguls10D
Comment posted by Doug, today at 07:42Doug
07:42Can’t stand the moniker “next whoever”. Such a stupid thing to do. Let young players develop without the pressure. If that young right back doesn’t turn out to be as good as Cafu then the whole thing looks stupid60T
Reply posted by TheMiller, today at 07:45TheMiller
07:45to Doug"Can’t stand the moniker “next whoever”. Such a stupid thing to do. Let young players develop without the pressure. If that young right back doesn’t turn out to be as good as Cafu then the whole thing looks stupid"TheMiller replied: Best one is when they’re the next “Greenwood” or someone else under 23 🤮21More replies (1)down
Comment posted by Act raiser, today at 07:37Act raiser
07:37This comment was removed because it broke the rules. ExplainRemoved commentD
Comment posted by Digger, today at 07:33Digger
07:33Gravenberch will be the one I’m watching, my Dutch, Ajax supporting mate has been waxing lyrical about him for a while. It’s a shame he’s a Raiola client though, that’ll put a hell of a lot of clubs off him if he shines.
It’s an odd footie world we live in now where you have to check a players agent, cos you know the club you support won’t even deal with certain ones – ruling out a good signing.70D
Reply posted by Doug, today at 07:37Doug
07:37to Digger"Gravenberch will be the one I’m watching, my Dutch, Ajax supporting mate has been waxing lyrical about him for a while. It’s a shame he’s a Raiola client though, that’ll put a hell of a lot of clubs off him if he shines. It’s an odd footie world we live in now where you have to check a players agent, cos you know the club you support won’t even deal with certain ones – ruling out a good signing."Doug replied: Then time to kick agents to the curb. it’s only money going out of football. Pointless20More replies (1)downK
Comment posted by kev gee, today at 07:27kev gee
07:27*searches for all the players on football manager database40R
Comment posted by Rewstep, today at 07:18Rewstep
07:18I’m always amazed how Portugal produce so many top players. If they get out of their group, they’ll be favourites for me21T
Comment posted by Travel Surfer, today at 07:12Travel Surfer
07:12I’m surprised that Bevan didn’t include at least one English player in his list.
The 2 best youngsters from his 20 are by far the first & the last.
Bevan misses one good point about Doku: it is not just his acceleration & speed which impresses me, but also his ball control & dribbling skills.
Pedri blends well with Messi but that also prevents him from moving more into the box & growing faster.21D
Reply posted by Dr Prod, today at 07:33Dr Prod
07:33to Travel Surfer"I’m surprised that Bevan didn’t include at least one English player in his list.The 2 best youngsters from his 20 are by far the first & the last.Bevan misses one good point about Doku: it is not just his acceleration & speed which impresses me, but also his ball control & dribbling skills.Pedri blends well with Messi but that also prevents him from moving more into the box & growing faster."Dr Prod replied: Errr, you mention two good points not one!13More replies (1)downI
Comment posted by I love Fergie, today at 07:07I love Fergie
07:0720 players that now have the BBC’s hype hanging over their heads.
Also what is wrong with sugar, butter and cream based sweets?28P
Reply posted by pragueimp, today at 08:27pragueimp
08:27to I love Fergie"20 players that now have the BBC’s hype hanging over their heads.Also what is wrong with sugar, butter and cream based sweets?"pragueimp replied: Most of the hype is actually from their own countries’ media.
The BBC are just repeating it.11T
Comment posted by Tom, today at 07:04Tom
07:04BBC, I’m being genuine when I say you have actually been putting out some great content the past few days to get us all excited about this Euros. Great job.1110D
Reply posted by Dr Prod, today at 07:32Dr Prod
07:32to Tom"BBC, I’m being genuine when I say you have actually been putting out some great content the past few days to get us all excited about this Euros. Great job."Dr Prod replied: 🤢43More commentsBack to topunknown