Arsene Wenger revealed that France are the overwhelming favorite for Euro 2020. France are the second-highest rank nation in the tournament after Belgium. They beat Belgium on their way to becoming the world champions in 2018. Wenger believes that because of their youth, France has not peaked as yet. He tips them to win many more tournaments in the years to come.
“They are not the favourites, they are the super favourite,” Arsene Wenger said when asked about the favourites, France. “Favourite is not big enough, because when you win the World Cup and then you have in your team, (N’Golo) Kante, (Paul) Pogba, (Karim) Benzema, (Antoine) Griezmann, (Kingsley) Coman, (Olivier) Giroud, I forget half of them. (Ousmane) Dembele.”
“You will have on the bench 11 players who would play basically in any other national team.” he added. “So you cannot refuse the fact that you are world champion and it’s a team which has not peaked. It’s a team that’s still going up, because they’re all young these guys. Apart from two or three, the core of the team is very young.”
France will face Germany in their opening match in the Group of Death on June 15. The other two teams in their group are Portugal and Hungary. France are currently the world champions. They won their last European Championships in 2000. Arsene Wenger also named England as one of the favorites to win Euro 2020. He named Gareth Southgate and his England side to be one of the teams to beat in the tournament.
“The English team is for me the team who can most threaten France,” he added. “They have top quality players. They are maybe still a bit young some of them but this season with Mason Mount, (Phil) Foden, they have (Jack) Grealish, Declan Rice and of course Harry Kane up front and some experienced players like (Jordan) Henderson. They can compete with France.”