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Cesc Fabregas names Manchester City star as his player of Euro 2020 - and it isn't Raheem Sterling

Cesc Fabregas has named Manchester City defender Kyle Walker as the best player at Euro 2020 on Twitter. The England right-back failed to prevent Italy winning the tournament on penalties, but was one of Gareth Southgate’s most-consistent performers. Fabregas chose Walker on Twitter.

Luke Shaw’s second-minute strike sent England fans into delirium but the Three Lions were pegged back by one of Italy’s lions. Leonardo Bonucci bundled the ball into the net from close range after a corner. It went to penalties and England scored just two of their five spot-kicks.

Italy held aloft the trophy, but England and Southgate earned plenty of plaudits – as did many England players. Harry Kane scored four, Raheem Sterling sparkled, Luke Shaw is now the new Roberto Carlos – and more. But Fabregas believes Walker was arguably the best player at the tournament.

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His Manchester City teammate Sterling has to be a contender. He has been immense throughout, as well as adding three goals. You could make a case for most England players. For Italy, Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini have been near inch-perfect. Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Chiesa, too.

Simon Kjaer deserves a mention, not only for his performances on the pitch but his leadership while Christian Eriksen fought for his life. Kasper Schmichel, too. Spain teenager Pedri has been sensational. But as Fabregas says, you will do well to find someone more consistent than Walker.

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