There is an age old belief within football circles that you cannot win anything with a side dependant on youngsters, yet me being the firm believer in youth development that I am, I cannot help but hope that the young stars of the future on display at the 2016 UEFA European Championships take this opportunity that fate has afforded them to make the world of football sit up and truly appreciate the magnificence that these wunderkinds have been created to grace us with. A plethora of talented players will be keen to showcase their talent in the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship; we at GSV would like to hone our binoculars in on the u/23 players that will be looking to etch their mark on the global game, without further ado, we present to you the UEFA EURO 2016 Young Guns To Watch. Prendre plaisir!
Full Name: George Christopher Williams
DoB: September 7th, 1995 (20)
PoB: Milton Keynes, England
Nationalities: English, Welsh
Position/s: Winger, Advanced Playmaker, Attacking Midfielder, Inside Forward, Advanced Forward (L/R/C)
Height: 1, 78m
Club: Fulham Football Club
Club Career Record: 123 Games, 16 Goals, 4 Assists
National Team Record: 7 Caps
The Grand Stand View
The revolution of the Inside Forward role has seen many players find themselves excelling when given the freedom to drift infield, and create more dynamic attacking dimensions for their side. Footballers with mobility and good positioning fare far better off when played as inside forwards, yet the need for good technical ability and an eye for goal cannot be overlooked when assessing a player’s compatibility for such a role; George Williams is a young lad that ticks all those boxes and adds his own unique qualities on top.
A gifted young goal-scoring midfielder with great ability on and off the ball, George Williams has shown glimpses of having the potential to develop into a very good player for Wales. Something of a surprise, being an English born lad that chose to represent Wales, Williams is gradually developing into a player that can star at the elite level and give the world another Inside Forward of repute to marvel over. Blessed with good pace and a keen eye for goal, Williams fuses the creative elements of a midfielder with the shooting instinct and movement of a forward to make for an exciting attacking player that has room to grow even further.
In previous generations, Wales have been accused of not having enough elite level talent to match their star players, the scouting and blooding in of talents like George Williams will only serve to strengthen the depth if the national pool and give The Dragons an opportunity to finally make the most of the talent they do have at their disposal. Every side needs an energetic goal threat to bring off the bench in tournaments; George Williams will be hoping to make an impact when he gets an opportunity to add his qualities to the team on the field, and hopefully get in amongst the goals as well.