Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting


Arsene Wenger dubs England ‘super-favourites’ for Euro 2020 after their ‘perfect’ quarter-final performance vs Ukraine

EX-ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger believes England are ‘super-favourites’ to win Euro 2020 ahead of the semi-finals.

The legendary coach also believes Gareth Southgate’s side produced a ‘perfect’ performance in their quarter-final victory against Ukraine.

England are through to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 after a 4-0 victory against Ukraine


England are through to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 after a 4-0 victory against UkraineCredit: AP
Arsene Wenger managed Arsenal between 1996 and 2018


Arsene Wenger managed Arsenal between 1996 and 2018Credit: PA

Speaking to beIN Sports after the match, Wenger said: “It was a perfect night for English football – a perfect night for the England team.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“They didn’t concede a goal, easily qualified, could rest important players. To win a tournament you need a stable defence.

“He [Southgate] has kept the defence stable and improvised a bit up front.

“He has not found the complete formula offensively but they have not conceded a goal.

“They are super favourites, for me, to win this tournament.”

Wenger, who is currently Fifa’s Chief of Global Football Development, knows English football well after managing the Gunners between 1996 to 2018.

He isn’t the only football icon to praise England, with Newcastle hero Alan Shearer telling BBC Sport: “Something special is happening.

“We started the tournament slowly, we’ve been improving in every game.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“My head is telling me to calm down but my heart is getting carried away and long may it continue.

“What a performance, what a night, so many special performances.

“Sancho, Sterling, Shaw – how good was Luke Shaw? – Kane scoring, Maguire, Henderson… it’s endless.

“It’s really positive. Well done England, well done Gareth.”

And Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has given his approval, responding to an Instagram post from Luke Shaw with clapping emojis.

But England aren’t getting carried away, with manager Southgate concentrating on the semi-final against Denmark and encouraging fans to enjoy the quarter-final triumph.

He told the press: “We want to go two steps further and I know what will be happening at home and that is great.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“It’s lovely to send everyone on a Saturday night with a beer in hand or in the air, they should enjoy it.

“It’s been a long year for everybody and I’m chuffed that the two performances have brought so much happiness to people.”

Read our Football live blog for the very latest news from around the grounds

Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Bayern Munich

Cristiano Ronaldo has not made a decision regarding the lucrative offer he has from Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, sources have told ESPN. The Portugal...


Stefano Pioli’s mission in the second part of the season is to try and get Charles De Ketelaere firing as a difficult World Cup...

AC Milan

DOHA, Qatar — On Tuesday night, a few minutes after France’s victory against Poland, the French players all gathered in their dressing room to...


Neymar admitted he thought his World Cup was over due to an ankle injury after making a goalscoring return in Brazil’s last-16 win over...