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Revealed: Pedri & the players to have covered the most ground at Euro 2020

Revealed: Pedri & the players to have covered the most ground at Euro 2020

An insight into the hardest working players to this point at Euro 2020 has been forthcoming on Thursday evening.

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The European Championships, to date, has of course proven a tournament to remember.

An action-packed couple of weeks, complete with stunning goals, red cards, controversial decisions and shock results, has culminated in 16 of the 24 nations involved being sent on their way.

The Round-of-16 will also go down in history as having featured one of the greatest days in the recent history of international football.

This came this past Monday, when an 8-goal thriller between Spain and Croatia was followed by Switzerland springing the surprise of the Euros thus far, in sending world champions France home with a whimper.

Revealed: Pedri & the players to have covered the most ground at Euro 2020

France’s forward Kylian Mbappe (L) prepares for his shot in the penalty shootout during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 football match between France and Switzerland at the National Arena in Bucharest on June 28, 2021. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL MIHAILESCU/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Barca man starring

Of the standout performers remaining in the competition, the likes of Jorginho, Patrik Schick and Kevin De Bruyne have of course been singled out for widespread praise.

As outlined above, though, on Thursday, an insight has been provided into one of the more impressive feats managed by a player whose stellar form has perhaps gone somewhat under the radar over the last couple of weeks.

The individual in question? Pedri.

Barcelona starlet Pedri has been handed starts in all of Spain’s four outings to this point, shining versus the likes of Slovakia and Croatia.

In turn, it feels very much appropriate to highlight the fact that, fresh off the back of a season which saw him feature on over 50 occasions at club level, Pedri has gone on to cover 46.9 kilometres over the course of the European Championships to date.

This marks the 3rd most of any player at the tournament, behind Austria’s Marcel Sabitzer and Albin Ekdal of Sweden. Significantly, however, Pedri is the only one of the three still in with a shot of securing glory this summer:

 

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.