Euro 2020: Mourinho predicts country to win England vs Italy final
Portuguese football tactician, Jose Mourinho, has tipped England to win the Euro 2020 championship.
England will play Italy in the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday after the controversial 2-1 extra-time win over Denmark on Wednesday.
Roberto Mancini’s Italian side had defeated Spain through a penalty shootout on Tuesday night to also qualify for the final.
Mourinho reiterated his earlier view that the Three Lions have what it takes to end their 55-year wait for a major trophy with Italy lying in wait in the final.
“I think it is to win, the runners-up medal is not a nice one. England at home, you know, you have to go to win it and if England doesn’t win it I think it will be a double frustration,” the AS Roma manager said.
Mourinho noted that Gareth Southgate’s side, with their display against Denmark, showed that they can cope with difficult times.
“It is so close – it’s just about one match. They could cope with the pressure, they could cope being 1-0 behind and having a very strong reaction,” he added.