By Scott McGlynn
As we head into the last 16 at Euro 2020, nations will be hoping that their teams can find those vital goals to fire them into the next stage of the tournament.
We’ve highlighted five players that may not have set the group stages alight but could well be about to hit the ground running in the knockout stages as they gun for glory.
1. Harry Kane – England
Kane has looked off the pace in England’s three group matches and English fans will be looking to their captain to hopefully come alight in the knockout stages as they chase their Euro 2020 dream.
Kane topped the Premier League scoring charts last season with 23 goals but he’s only scored twice in his last 12 appearances for his country.
His overall record for the Three Lions is outstanding though – bagging 34 goals in total – and he’s sure to be a popular bet to get on the scoresheet against Germany on Tuesday.
2. Álvaro Morata – Spain
It’s been a mixed bag at Euro 2020 so far for Morata, the Spanish striker missed two glorious chances against Sweden, scored the opener against Poland, but then missed a penalty against Slovakia.
Morata scored 20 goals for Juventus last season and has scored 20 goals for his country to date but he’s far from every Spanish fan’s favourite.
He’s a striker that feeds on confidence and Luis Enrique will be hoping he can regain some of that against Croatia in the last 16, a side he scored against at Euro 2016.June 23, 2021
3. Serge Gnabry – Germany
Gnabry has an enviable scoring record for Germany, firing in 16 goals in just 25 appearances, but he’s struggled so far at Euro 2020 and failed to find the net in all three group games.
Having tested positive for Coronavirus in April, the Bayern striker has only scored twice since his layoff and England fans will be hoping that his cold streak continues at Wembley on Tuesday.
However, as Germany eye up yet another quarter-final place, Gnabry could be the man to blast them into the last eight.
4. Kylian Mbappé – France
Mbappé enjoyed yet another fine season with PSG, scoring 42 goals in just 47 appearances, but on the international stage it’s been a tough few months for the French forward.
He’s scored just once in his last nine games for France and only has one assist to show for his Euro 2020 efforts so far.
France travel to Bucharest to take on Switzerland in the last 16 and Mbappé will be hoping he can end his goal drought and help fire the French to the quarter-finals.
5. Domenico Berardi – Italy
Berardi had a fantastic season in Serie A for Sassuolo, scoring 17 goals and chipping in with eight assists in just 30 appearances.
He arrived at Euro 2020 having scored four goals in four games for Italy but drew a blank against Turkey and Switzerland – he did aid the Azzurri’s cause with an assist in each 3-0 victory though.
You can be sure he’ll be desperate to get back to scoring ways against an Austrian defence that’s kept just two clean sheets in their last nine games.
Domenico Berardi made more interceptions (4) and had more touches inside the opposition box (6) than any other player during his time on the pitch.
And the assist for Manuel Locatelli was class. #ITA pic.twitter.com/mop0M2Nrpd
*Please note that all odds are correct at the time of article publication and are subject to change.