After a very hectic domestic football calendar came to an end, the European Championships is finally upon us.
Twenty four nations will battle it out to become champions of Europe this summer, but some superstars will have a personal mission to prove doubters wrong.
With the delayed competition, some players have earned themselves a chance to be at the tournament when they wouldn't have been otherwise, while others will want to show that a tough season won't be the maker of them.
The shop window is open now too, so we rounded up the 10 players who have the biggest point to prove at Euro 2020…
The Barcelona forward has been a key man for France over the years, being hugely impressive during their run to the Euro 2016 final and victory at the World Cup in 2018.
Those performances all came during his time at Atletico Madrid however and since moving to the Camp Nou he's struggled to recapture the form that saw Barca splash £120million on him.
Now 30 years old and with his future at the club hanging in the balance, Griezmann must prove to himself and the world that he is still a world class footballer.
He has the ability, but his form is all out of sorts and he'll be keen to prove to his current or future club that he still has it.
Ramsey's stock rose to an all-time high after Euro 2016 when Wales made it to the semi-finals and he was named in the team of the tournament.
After the expiration of his Arsenal contract in 2019 he made the move to Serie A with Juventus and was expected to light things up in a dominant team.
Since joining though he's managed just six goals in 65 games and with Max Allegri returning to the Allianz Stadium this summer his place in the team is under question.
A big performance at Euro 2020 is needed to convince anyone that will listen that he can still hang with the top guys in the world in his position.
It's hard to say that a 21-year-old with a couple of stand-out campaigns with Borussia Dortmund has anything to prove, but Sancho will feel as though he still does.
The former Manchester City man has hit 36 goals and 40 assists in his last two seasons combined and that form has seen him linked with Manchester United.
With all of Europe's top clubs paying attention, he will want to show that he can do it on the biggest of stages and not just in the Bundesliga with a strong team around him.
He'll be competing for his place too, so any minutes he gets he will need to take full advantage of.
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Not since the 2016 World Cup has there been an international tournament without Sergio Ramos, but Euro 2020 will not feature the Real Madrid captain (or any Real Madrid player for that matter).
That injury and the lack of a call up from France manager Didier Deschamps has opened the door for Manchester City's man to step in.
Having lived in Spain for eight years during his time with Athletic Club de Bilbao he earned Spanish citizenship and was called up at the first opportunity by Luis Enrique.
After losing his place for City to John Stones and Ruben Dias, Laporte knows a successful tournament could kickstart his City career once again and get him going on the international stage too.
A stunning breakthrough season at Benfica saw Joao Felix seal a £126m move to Atletico Madrid two seasons ago, but he's failed to hit those heights at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Clearly full of skill, technique, flair and goals, Felix's contribution to Atletico's La Liga title triumph this season wasn't what he would've liked and he will be keen to show he can be the man to replace Cristiano Ronaldo for the national team in the future too by helping them retain their title.
It's been two years from hell for Belgium's main man at club level, as injuries have seen him limited to just 43 games for Real Madrid since his £100m move.
It was supposed to be a dream move, but nothing has gone quite right for him and this year the team ended the season trophyless.
At the World Cup though he was Belgium's stand-out performer and he will hope that he can recapture that form here alongside Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to turn his nightmare back into a dream.
From one of the most feared front men in the Bundesliga to a laughing stock in west London, Chelsea's success in Europe this year doesn't quite paper over the cracks of Timo Werner's poor maiden campaign.
He ended the year with 12 goals but a Champions League winners medal and will likely lead the line for Germany in this summer's tournament.
Surrounded by club teammate Kai Havertz and Bayern attackers Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry, Werner will want to get back to scoring goals and proving he is the man to fire Chelsea to more success in the future.
Italy's goalkeeper shirt has been occupied by the great Gianluigi Buffon for as long as many of us can remember, but it's finally time for someone to step into his gloves and that man is Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The 21-year-old has been a regular at AC Milan since he was just 16 and has been seen as the long-term heir to the throne and it's finally time for him to show why.
After leaving Milan at the end of the season, he'll become a free agent during the tournament and will want to show all potential suitors just what he could bring to their team.
Another man without a club at the end of the last season, Memphis is looking to shine at an international tournament once again.
A young PSV star shone at the 2014 World Cup under Louis van Gaal and has been the talisman of his nation since the retirement of Arjen Robben.
Now playing as a central striker, Memphis will be carrying the weight of his nation on his back during the European Championships and he knows he has a point to prove.
A move to Barcelona seems to be awaiting him once the competition is over and there is no time like the present to prove why he deserves that place.
The biggest shock of any squad announcement from any country taking part in this tournament was the return of Benzema from international exile for France.
Legal troubles have seen him away from the squad since back in 2015, meaning he missed all the successes the squad have been a part of in recent years.
Despite that though, his quality for Real Madrid has been so undeniable that he had to be brought back.
He will want to show that his brilliance can make the team even better, despite them being reigning world champions and proof that he deserves his comeback.
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