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‘I was very impressed by England’

Danny Welbeck England

Arsene Wenger believes England are among the favourites to win Euro 2016 following their impressive victory in Germany.

Roy Hodgson’s side recovered from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 in Berlin with goals from Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier.

England were beaten 2-1 by the Netherlands at Wembley four days later but Wenger thinks they will be competitive in France this summer.

"I thought the super-favourites were Germany, France and Spain with England behind, but now they are up there on the list"

Arsene Wenger

“I was impressed and I made them [among the] favourites straight away,” said the Arsenal manager.

“I had been a bit cautious as I thought the super-favourites were Germany, France and Spain with England behind, but now they are up there on the list.

“I didn't see the second game against Holland, I saw the France game [against Russia]. They are [also among the] favourites because they have so many good players, but they have as well their internal debate about [whether to play] Benzema or not. They create their own problems.

“Germany will be there,” added Wenger. “Germany suffered a lot against England, and I must say I was impressed by England. They were 2-0 down and Germany scored a goal that was not offside so they had a chance of 3-0.

“I must tell you even at 2-0 down I was impressed by England, but if they had lost 3-0 what would the conclusion have been in the press?”

Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil

Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil

 

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