Rakitic believes England are a big favorite for Euro 2020 title

Wednesday20 January 2021 | 11:13
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Former Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic believes England are the most probable contenders for the Euro 2020 this summer as they have the best striker in the world.

The Three Lions have not won a major tournament since 1966 and they will be working hard to claim the title in the rescheduled European Championship which is due to take place in few months.

The coronavirus crisis made a 12-month gap which was a good opportunity for

Gareth Southgate

's young side to develop.

Former Croatia midfielder

Ivan Rakitic

believes Harry Kane could be the key to the success of England, who face Croatia in their opening Group D game.

 “I think of course England will be a big favorite not only for the group stages but to win the entire tournament, and I think it will be very hard to play against them,”

the Sevilla midfielder, speaking at an event for LiveScore, said


“However, with the mix between young and older players, Croatia will be once again really strong.

“Both Croatia and England will be ready, especially because we’ve had to wait one more year due to the European Championship being delayed.

“It’s hard to pick out one player because England is a very strong team. They have maybe the best striker in the world at the moment in Harry Kane.

“I think their team is extremely well-prepared to achieve a lot of special things, not only in the European Championship but also at the World Cup in Qatar.

“They have more successful years ahead of them so it will be really hard to play against them.”

source: SportMob