The Portuguese coach on the European Championships: “I will look closely at my Roma players, Italy has grown a lot thanks to Mancini and I think they will finish in the top four. England have a fantastic team, they have to try to win this year. France are the favorite and, if they fail to win, it would be a negative European. Portugal and Belgium have talent and can do well, Spain are technically strong but I don’t see them in the final. “
The beginning of the Europeans is approaching, many national teams are preparing to play this competition with the aim of winning it. Among the favorites, according to José Mourinho, there is also Italy. The Roma coach talked about the various selections, presenting these European championships in detail: “I’ll watch a lot my Roma players carefully, Leonardo Spinazzola, Bryan Cristante and Lorenzo Pellegrini, obviously I will be focused on them – the words of the Portuguese at The Sun – But Italy is a team with a good mix of experienced players and guys who know how to win. They will be strong. Mancini he is a very experienced coach, he has spent 20 years coaching in the best leagues in the world and therefore he is more than ready and has already shown in previous matches how good he is. The team has improved under his leadership, Italy has talented players and also excellent tactical knowledge. They are able to play in different ways but Mancini is also giving them offensive quality, without losing their nature. It is difficult to find weak points in Italy, I think they will be in the top four“.
“Great England team, must try to win”
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Among the best national teams there is also theEngland: “A fantastic team – Mourinho continues – It will be difficult for Southgate to get everyone to agree because he has so many alternatives, just look at the right-backs for example. The squad is very good, he has several options and the manager is gaining great international experience. England are among the most difficult national teams to coach, there is a lot of pressure especially now that they will play almost all their home games. But this year they must try to win“.
“France favored, Portugal and Belgium can do it”
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On the other selections, he adds: “The Belgium he is talented and, after many years, has reached the right maturity. They can do something special and surpass the result achieved at the last World Cup. There France he has so many players that he could show up with three teams. Mbappé is very strong and must prove that, after Messi and Cristiano, he will be the next best in the world. They have to win, otherwise it will be a negative European. The Portugal has Ruben Dias who is the best central in the world, close to Pepe he will be able to do great things. This will be an advantage, because then they have a fantastic attack. Of course, Cristiano is no longer a kid, but he will do everything to win another European. It has a difficult group, but if it goes on it can reach the end. There Spain technically it’s incredible, but they don’t have a top striker. They are strong, but I don’t see them in the final. ”