Mourinho backs England to make Euro final

Jose Mourinho has backed Gareth Southgate’s side to go on and make the Euro 2020 final.

England beat Germany 2-0 in their Round of 16 tie at Wembley on Tuesday thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.

The Three Lions can now look ahead to a favourable quarter-final showdown against Ukraine.

Mourinho is now extremely optimistic about their chances of progressing all the way through to the showpiece event.

If Southgate’s men see off Ukraine they will be rewarded with a last-four clash against Czech Republic or Denmark.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss can’t envisage them losing against any of those three sides if they’re at their best.

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Mourinho warns

Mourinho did, however, also warn that England can’t afford to get complacent.

Meanwhile he admitted to singing along to one of the country’s most famous anthems.

“I’m singing ‘it’s coming home’ to show my happiness,” said the Portuguese tactician

“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.”

“I will be very disappointed if we don’t make the final, because we should, we should, we definitely should.”

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