- 27 Oct 2020
- Team supported
- Manchester City
I'm very, very impressed by Italy thus far in the Euros as - obviously - you are.No that's true. I looked back at the run Italy have been on and they've faced pretty poor opposition too, but you can only beat what is in front of you and the spirit they have to keep that clean sheet is much like we saw with City against PSG in the CL. A proper unit all looking to protect the record. Mancini has done an amazing job. They play excellent football with a lot of variety to their game. Verratti who is probably their best player is yet to come in as well, but they haven't needed him. To have Barella, Locatelli, Jorginho and Verratti... well they're pretty blessed in the middle of the park with hard working yet creative players. Verratti is the best on the ball but might weaken them if anything!
Italy - though - remain - at this point - my dark horse team - in terms of winning the competition.
My current predictions in terms of the side most likely to win the Euros:
1) France - say 30% or so to win the title - so much talent and depth at every position;
2) Portugal - gifted - less so than France - but the play well as a squad - say 25% to win the title
3) Italy - best side by far that I've watched - not sure if they'll perform this same way against top competition - say 20% chance to win the title.
4) Some other side - obvious. Anything might happen in a one-off. England's squad is very talented and might very well win the title. Belgium has the supposed best footballers in it's side based on FIFA rankings - but Belgium doesn't seem to have the drive to win.
At this point of the competition for me - as posted above - I favor France to win, Portugal 2nd favorite, and Italy 3rd choice.