Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville thinks France is the "to beat" team in Euro 2020. Neville, who already holds the role of sports analyst, strongly believes in the physical strength and mentality of Didier Deschamps's team. The former footballer was also particularly praised for the speed and intelligence of the French players.
Gary Neville told Sky Sports:
I do not see any team other than France (the favorite to win Euro 2020), I just can not.
Experience, winning mentality, players' personalities, speed, ingenuity… are all present in every match of the French team. "They can play against any team, they are a team that adapts quickly, so I do not think they will worry about who their opponent is."
Didier Deschamps' France failed to lift the European trophy in 2016, losing 1-0 to Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the "turkeys" returned strongly in 2018, winning the most prestigious football trophy, namely the World Cup, in the final against Croatia.
The sports analyst had no choice but to comment on the chances of the English national team in Europe. Neville said:
It would take a lot of luck, an extraordinary effort, as well as a Wemley Stadium full of English fans, for things to go in their favor (England). I do not think England's triumph would be a surprise. "After reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup 3 years ago, expectations have now been created."
Gary Neville also commented on the English national team’s first match at Euro 2020, against Luka Modric's Croatia. The former defender praised the skills of the Real Madrid midfielder, saying that Modric is one of those players, capable of changing the course of the game. According to him, the Croatian midfielder poses a great danger for England, and should be stopped at all costs by the Southgate team.