You’ve changed your tune, Graeme! ITV pundit Souness is now backing England to win Euro 2020 after their thrilling win over Germany… just two weeks after he insisted ‘football ain’t coming home’ after their 0-0 draw with Scotland at Wembley
- Souness previously insisted ‘football ain’t coming home’ after 0-0 Scotland draw
- But the former Liverpool captain and manager has since revised his assessment
- He said home advantage in six of England’s seven games may make a difference
- Souness also stated their hard-to-beat gameplan means he backs them to win it
Graeme Souness has backed England to win Euro 2020, despite previously insisting ‘football ain’t coming home’.
England failed to impress in a drab 0-0 draw against Scotland in the group stages, leading Souness to question the side’s chances of winning the tournament, but has revised his assessment after an impressive 2-0 quarter-final win against Germany.
And the former Liverpool captain and manager declared the momentum of not yet conceding a goal, home advantage in the semi-final and final (if they get there) and manager Gareth Southgate’s gameplan means he expects them to win it.
Souness has previously criticised England’s style of play but praised their pragmatic approach
He said: ‘I think they’re going to win it. I think the stars are aligned beautifully. Seven games, six of them at home.
‘You can look at this one coming up (Ukraine), obvious favourites, not they’ll definitely get through but I think they will. Next game against Denmark, which is not an easy game, Danes are always big, physical, aggressive – if it is Denmark.
‘Then the final, no matter who they play, at Wembley, at home, with the majority of the crowd and momentum, I see them winning it, I really do.’
He also called England ‘obvious favourites’ for their quarter-final against Ukraine on Saturday
England face Ukraine at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday evening, with Souness expectant of a Three Lions victory.
He added: ‘I’ve been critical of their style of play, it doesn’t get me on the edge of my seat. But it’s pragmatic, it gets results and if they end up winning the tournament no one’s going to talk about their brand of football.
‘This organisation’s kindly got my son a couple of tickets for the games, he goes to the game with his England shirt on singing ‘football’s coming home’ so it’s hard at home as well at the moment!’
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