Arsene Wenger believes England are closest challengers to ‘super favourites’ France ahead of Euro 2020

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.


How will England fare at Euro 2020?

Euro 2020 is now less than a week away, with England’s first clash taking place on Sunday, June 13th.

The Three Lions have been drawn in a group with Croatia – who they face on Sunday – Scotland and the Czech Republic.

On paper, England should have little issues getting out of that group.

But it is once the knockout rounds start they could begin to face some issues.

If England top Group D, they have to face 2nd place from Group F in the round of 16, which is likely to be Portugal, Germany or maybe even France.

Even if Gareth Southgate’s side finished 2nd in their group, which would then see them face 2nd place in Spain’s group (probably Poland or Slovakia) in the round of 16, they would then likely win that game and be forced to face France in the quarter-finals – depending on results elsewhere of course.

Wenger praises England

So, it is quite hard to see England make it past the quarter-final stages at most.

Despite this, Arsene Wenger has recently been praising England and labelled them the closest challengers to France:

“They [France] are not the favourites, they are the super favourite.

“Favourite is not big enough, because when you win the World Cup and then you have in your team, (N’Golo) Kante, (Paul) Pogba, (Karim) Benzema, (Antoine) Griezmann, (Kingsley) Coman, (Olivier) Giroud, I forget half of them. (Ousmane) Dembele.

“You will have on the bench 11 players who would play basically in any other national team. It’s a team that’s still going up, because they’re all young these guys. Apart from two or three, the core of the team is very young.”

“The closest to France for me is England, for a few reasons

“They have the highest creative potential maybe in Europe. They have a goalscorer who doesn’t need many chances. He has a very good conversion rate of chances he creates. He even scores goals that are not chances. They have an amount of players with (Phil) Foden, (Mason) Mount, Grealish – I like Declan Rice as well.

“They have a midfield going forward. I find they can compete with anybody in the world.”

Wenger, though, also voiced his concern over England’s backline:

“The goals they conceded against Croatia in the World Cup, they are not completely mature in their defensive decisions.”

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

“When you add all the offensive talent together, you would say that Gareth Southgate has a headache picking his forward players.”

Quotes via Euro Sport.

10 best defenders to pick for your Euro Fantasy Football team

10 best midfielders to pick for your Euro Fantasy Football team

10 best striker options in Euro 2020 Fantasy Football

 


Arsenal betting odds, next game:

Arsenal’s latest videos

🤣  'If I let a goal in can I have concert tickets?' | Arsenal vs Sidemen | Behind the scenes

🤣 ‘If I let a goal in can I have concert tickets?’ | Arsenal vs Sidemen | Behind the scenes

Head behind the scenes as Arsenal (Caitlin Foord, Noelle Maritz, Lia Walti, Manu Zinsberger,…

2021-06-03T11:29:47Z

Who scored Arsenal's Goal of the Season? | Lacazette, Miedema, Tierney, McCabe, Xhaka & more

Who scored Arsenal’s Goal of the Season? | Lacazette, Miedema, Tierney, McCabe, Xhaka & more

It’s time to vote for your 2020/21 Goal of the Season – which was…

2021-06-01T16:06:02Z

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 38 51 86
2 Manchester United FC 38 29 74
3 Liverpool FC 38 26 69
4 Chelsea FC 38 22 67
5 Leicester City FC 38 18 66
6 West Ham United FC 38 15 65
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 38 23 62
8 Arsenal FC 38 16 61
9 Leeds United 38 8 59
10 Everton FC 38 -1 59
11 Aston Villa FC 38 9 55
12 Newcastle United FC 38 -16 45
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 38 -16 45
14 Crystal Palace FC 38 -25 44
15 Southampton FC 38 -21 43
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 38 -6 41
17 Burnley FC 38 -22 39
18 Fulham FC 38 -26 28
19 West Bromwich Albion 38 -41 26
20 Sheffield United FC 38 -43 23
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 23
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 22
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 17
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 17
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 17
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 16
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 15
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 14
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 12
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 12
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 12
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 11
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 11
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 11
Bale, Gareth Tottenham Hotspur FC 11
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 11
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 10



Source link