Roma manager, Jose Mourinho has come out to say that he sees England making Euro 2020 final. He, however, revealed that the country cannot afford to get complacent in future games.
According to him, even if he doesn’t see England losing against the teams they could face in the next rounds, he absolutely respects football and its unpredictability.
Mourinho added that he really hopes England can win the tournament and he’ll be disappointed if the team doesn’t go all the way.
His words, “I’m singing ‘it’s coming home’ to show my happiness,”
“But it’s not yet coming home.”
“England need balance in the bad moments and in the good moments. The same way the media is critical in the bad moments, we have to be balanced now, there’s still a long way to go.”
“In the normal conditions England are going to be in the final, because I don’t see them losing against the teams they could face in the next rounds. But we must respect football and the unpredictability. France are not in the quarter-finals because they didn’t respect the game in the final ten minutes.”
“I’m very, very pleased. I just hope it ends well, I hope it comes home. But football is football. So I would say to them calm down and just focus on the next game.”
“But, in my opinion, England are ready for anything and I will be very disappointed if we don’t make the final, because we should, we should, we definitely should.”
On Southgate, “I would always respect Gareth’s decision,”
“England have had three clean sheets playing with a back four and then you play against this Germany team and I felt deeply, I analysed the Germany vs Portugal [4-2 group] game very deeply and Germany killed Portugal because they played with a back four and they couldn’t control the wing-backs, period.”
“Today when England decided to play with three at the back, it’s not like they don’t have the tactical knowledge and the coach just decided to do it. They worked really hard and the team was very, very solid.”
“We have Trippier closing down the space on the inside, the wing-backs won their duels, Shaw controlled Kimmich and Tripper did the same, the two midfielders were giants, everybody worked really hard for the team.”
“I think it was a very good decision by Gareth to play this way. And then in the right moment, it couldn’t be a better moment to do it [score] with ten minutes to go, and then the little bit of luck in that one-on-one with [Thomas] Muller.”
“And then the bench is incredible, full of options. We forget players who did not play one single minute and they’re all good players – [Marcus] Rashford, [Jadon] Sancho, [Jude] Bellingham, [Phil] Foden, all these guys are ready to play.”
Support InfoStride News' Credible Journalism: Only credible journalism can guarantee a fair, accountable and transparent society, including democracy and government. It involves a lot of efforts and money. We need your support. Click here to Donate