5th June, 2021
By Muhaimin Olowoporoku
Euro 2020 pundit and former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has tipped France to win the European Championships.
The Portuguese tactician said this while giving his expert opinion on the tournament and accessing countries participating in the tournament and likely to win it.
While analysing France’s chance, he said, ” France could make an A team, B team and C team because in this moment they have an incredible number of top players.
“When you have Kylian Mbappe on your side it is very difficult NOT to win.
“He is one of these players that wins matches and scares opponents.
“Mbappe goes with everything to try to prove to everyone that after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he is the next best.
“Didier Deschamps knows what he wants. They are the world champions. They are the last runner-ups in the Euros.
“I think less than reaching the final, for them is nothing. I don’t believe Deschamps reads or listens to the outside… I think he just knows what he wants.
“The principles you want the team to have. Every player has to respect him because if not, he’s not there.
“When you have this discipline and when every player follows what the coach wants, the team becomes really, really strong.
“I cannot see any weakness. If I had to say one team to win it, I will say them – because the group of players is fantastic.
“They have to win it. If not, it is an unsuccessful Euros.
The tournament which was slated for 2020 was postponed until 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
It will now start June 11 and end July 11.