Paolo Di Canio believes England are the favourites to win Euro 2020, and he contains his native Italy in that.
The Three Lions will attain their first last since profitable the 1966 World Cup in the event that they get the higher of Denmark on Wednesday night time, LIVE on talkSPORT.
Awaiting the winner of that tie will likely be Spain or Italy, who’ve been tipped to go all the way in which by many.
Not Di Canio although. The Italian, who performed for the likes of Celtic, West Ham and Charlton, believes England are the staff to beat at this match.
Di Canio has been very impressed by how strong England have seemed defensively, they’ve but to concede a aim in 5 matches at Euro 2020.
That, plus their nice depth of expertise in assault means it’s England’s competitors to lose, believes the previous striker.
“They’ve received all the things and all of the elements to get to the ultimate and win,” Di Canio advised talkSPORT.
“If you happen to don’t concede a aim, which is one thing particular for England, for those who don’t concede you then draw minimal.
“If in case you have Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling who’s on fireplace, Jadon Sancho began final time, Harry Kane and have an opportunity to vary throughout the recreation with Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka, Dominic Calvert-Lewin – I don’t know which different nationwide staff have gotten this opportunity.”
Di Canio additionally reserved particular reward for midfielders Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips, who’ve began each match for Gareth Southgate’s aspect.
He cited the safety they provide England’s defenders and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford earlier than reiterating his perception that soccer is coming residence.
“I believe England, with the combination of gamers that they’ve received and high quality in defensive areas they’ve received like Rice and Phillips – they’re not like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard however they’ve extra depth in the course of the sector and defend the defensive position they’ve change into almost unattainable to beat,” Di Canio added.
“England possibly don’t play the perfect soccer on the planet however they play the suitable soccer to win the suitable match. That is the way in which to win.
“England are the primary staff that may win this Euros, they’ve extra probability than the others.”
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