Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave his verdict on England’s Euro 2020 prospects after a convincing win over Ukraine.
Arsene Wenger has backed England to reach the Euro 2020 final ahead of their semi-final meeting with Denmark on Wednesday.
The Three Lions booked a spot in the last four by thrashing Ukraine 4-0 on Saturday. Harry Kane scored twice, while Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson were also on target to seal victory in Rome.
But while Wenger still feels England are still not at their best in the attack, he suggested the team’s strong defense could prove key in overcoming Denmark.
“It was the perfect night for English football, a perfect night for England,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS.
“They didn’t concede a goal, they qualified easily and they could rest important players.”
The former Arsenal coach added: “They scored three goals from crosses and sometimes small things cause big impacts, and that was certainly the case when Ukraine lost a center back in the first half.
“There were free headers, and that is not expected at this level.
“Ukraine conceded three poor goals and the second goal killed the game. It became an easy game for England, but they did it well and what was important for them tonight is that they didn’t concede a goal.
“That will be an important quality to go to the final and win it. They look more stable, defensively.
“They are still looking for the perfect solution going forward, I think, but I’m convinced now they will be difficult to stop.
“They go home to London now for the semi-final so it will be difficult to stop them getting to the final.”