Two Tottenham players knocked out of Euros after round of 16 losses

Two of Tottenham's four players at the 2024 UEFA Euro Tournament have been ousted with club friendlies the next time they'll see the pitch.
Germany v Denmark: Round of 16 - UEFA EURO 2024
Germany v Denmark: Round of 16 - UEFA EURO 2024 / Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

Monday proved a tough matchday for Spurs players at the 2024 Euros as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Guglielmo Vicario lost to Germany and Switzerland in their respective round of 16 matchups.

Hojbjerg, who played for the entire match, was met with a 2-0 loss as Julian Nagelsmann's side overcame Denmark. The midfielder featured prominently throughout the tournament despite playing for limited minutes this season.

Now, amid links to Atletico Madrid, it looks like the Spanish side could be getting a player in good form who's competed at nearly every level of European football.

Guglielmo Vicario's Italy were dealt a tough blow as they fell 2-0 to Switzerland, a side that they were strongly favored against. Though he didn't play, the tournament was a big moment for Vicario, who was in the national team squad for his first ever major European tournament at the international level.

For the reigning Euro champions, the loss was a tough one, but given his strong performances for Spurs and growing acknowledgement from Luciano Spalletti, Vicario has a lot to be happy about as he looks ahead to a future in which he could soon acquire more playing time for his country.

Despite the losses, Spurs still have two representatives at the tournament, though they're guaranteed to only have one remaining heading into the next round of competition.

Radu Dragusin, representing Romania, and Micky van de Ven, playing for the Dutch, will face off against one another this Tuesday in what could turn out to be an entertaining match.

The Dutch will undoubtedly be favored going into the fixture given their wide swathe of talent and attacking prowess. However, their defense has looked exposed at times throughout the tournament, and if they're not careful, a Romanian counter-attack could be their undoing.

Whoever wins will be graced with a relatively easier branch of the bracket than most, with the winner of Austria and Turkey the next opponent for whoever comes out on top of Tuesday's clash.