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England are favorite to win the Euro2020 - Klinsmann

Wed 07 July 2021 | 12:18

The Three Lions plan to reach the first national cup in more than 50 years.

Former Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann has claimed that he is not surprised that England has reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020 and considers them as the favorite to win the competition.

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did not win any trophy after winning the 1966 World Cup, although they reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and the semi-finals of the UEFA National League the following year. Talented players such as Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, and Marcus Rashford play in England, and Klinsmann considers them the main chance to win the competition.

He told Goal:

"For me, England were favourites for the title right from the start. They have a very good defense and the mix is right, and up front they have that scoring power and greed to score goals.”

Germany were eliminated from the competition after losing to England in the round of 16. Klinsmann, who coached Germany at the 2006 World Cup, said:

“You have to look at all the games separately. France was 50-50, decided by an unfortunate own goal, the game against Portugal was tough, against Hungary we were under enormous stress to equalise.

"The game against England could have gone our way with the chances of Timo Werner and Thomas Muller, but of course the overall balance is negative because we were eliminated far too early in the round of 16 and never developed a high level of consistency in the tournament.”

 


source: SportMob