In Episode 7 of The Just Football Podcast we are joined by sc Heerenven’s UK scout Alexander Wilkinson for a deep dive into the UEFA Under-21 European Championship taking place in Hungary and Slovenia.
Alexander joins football consultant and host Jonathan Fadugba to preview the tournament as we discuss Alexander’s scouting process, how he got into scouting and his role as UK scout at a top Eredivisie club in the Netherlands. We then pick our 25 Top Young Players to Watch at the U21 Euros and take a detailed look at three of the tournament favorites – France, England and the Netherlands.
Key players to watch include: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Amine Gouiri, Noni Madueke, Teun Koopmeiners, Gianluca Scamacca, Riqui Puig, Ridle Baku, Oliver Skipp, Myron Boadu, Alban Lafont, Eduardo Camavinga and many others.
Podcast itinerary: Part 1 – 03:03 – “How I made it in football scouting” – 11:55 – U21 Euro Tournament Structure – 13:50 – 25 Players to Watch at the U21 Euros – Part 2 – 1: 09.08 – France : From Alban Lafont to Amine Gouiri – 1:23:30 – England: Three Lions, their PL2 evolution and how to know when a player is ready – 1:37:22 – Netherlands: Scouting Sven Botman, brilliant Boadu and a classy squad .
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