Ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament, Jose Mourinho has predicted that world champions France will be the team to beat.
Jose Mourinho thinks France are favorites to win this summer’s European Championship.
The AS Roma manager believes Kylian Mbappe will make a difference as Didier Deschamps’ side aim to build on their 2018 World Cup triumph by winning a third European title this year.
France nearly did so last time out on home soil in Euro 2016, but lost to Portugal 1-0 in the final itself.
“France could make an A team, B team, and C team because at this moment they have an incredible number of top players,” Mourinho told The Sun.
“When you have Kylian Mbappe on your side, it is very difficult NOT to win.
“He is one of these players that wins matches and scares opponents.
“Mbappe goes with everything to try to prove to everyone that after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he is the next best.
“Didier Deschamps knows what he wants. They are the world champions. They are the last runner-ups in the Euros.
“I think less than reaching the final, for them is nothing. I don’t believe Deschamps reads or listens to the outside… I think he just knows what he wants. The principles you want the team to have. Every player has to respect him because if not, he’s not there.
“When you have this discipline and when every player follows what the coach wants, the team becomes really, really strong.
“I cannot see any weakness. If I had to say one team to win it, I will say them – because the group of players is fantastic.
“They have to win it. If not, it is an unsuccessful Euros.”