Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling was the outstanding player of Euro 2020, claims former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was named as the official Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament by UEFA, but Sterling was certainly among the best performers in the competition.
The Three Lions attacker helped Gareth Southgate’s side make it all the way to the final at Wembley, where they just missed out to Donnarumma’s Italy, scoring three goals in seven appearances.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about England’s European Championship run, Palmer said:
“We’re talking about Luke Shaw being the best left–back in the world. As far as I’m concerned, he’s not done any more than alright for me.
“Ok, he’s got into a position where he scored, where he’s created goals. The space has been created by the outstanding Raheem Sterling, the outstanding player of the tournament for me.”
Sterling will now be hoping to carry that sort of form into the new season after things dipped a bit last term.
While he did play in the final, the 26-year-old was not always a regular in the Champions League under manager Pep Guardiola due to a drop in form.
Sterling scored just once in Europe’s elite competition after netting six times the campaign prior. But after his showing at the Euros, it looks like he has it in him to get back to his best again.