Former Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has selected his team to win the Euro 2024 tournament – and it may surprise one or two people

Jose Mourinho insists Portugal could be the team to snatch the trophy at Euro 2024.

While the former Tottenham Hotspur coach has noted that former Premier League star Harry Kane has all the ability to win games for England, he believes Roberto Martinez’s side could win the tournament – despite them not being one of the fancied teams – in a 2016 repeat.

Mourinho claims that Portugal are “probably now the best we’ve ever been” and that no other nation competing in Germany this summer has a better squad of players.

The former Premier League boss, who discussed his predictions as part of his role as global Topps ambassador, said: “I don’t want to be disrespectful about previous generations that we had, but in terms of squad depth and quality, we are probably now the best we have ever been and Portugal can go on to win it. It’s about having confidence, and self-belief that they can beat anyone.

“I don’t want to say Portugal are the best team, but Spain, France, England, Germany are not better.”

Mourinho added: “The best problem for a coach is having to choose who to play, because there are two great right-backs, two great left-backs, two great positional midfielders – and I say two only because there is a 23-man squad but there are more.”

When discussing his former Spurs player Kane, Mourinho said: “Kane has scored goals for Tottenham, England, and I had no doubts that he would score goals for Bayern.

“Harry is a fantastic, complete player who scores goals from all over the pitch but isn’t selfish – he assists, drops deep, builds play, presses, defends. The only thing he is missing is to win a trophy. He was my player at Tottenham, and I was going to win one with him, but I was sacked six days before the final.”

The Portuguese star also noted that teams like France and Germany always tend to do well during these tournaments and that England are “better than ever”. He also claimed that a nation like Belgium or Italy winning the Euros would come as a “surprise”.

Mourinho said: “If there is a surprise, I will be surprised! France and Germany always do well, Portugal and England are better than ever. These four teams. I’m not certain about Spain but the football they play and the players they have are of the highest quality. Italy or Belgium would be a surprise.”

Euro 2024 kicks off with the opening match between hosts Germany and Scotland on Friday, June 14 at 8pm on ITV.

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Jose Mourinho was speaking as part of his role as global ambassador for Topps and their UEFA EURO 2024 Match Attax and stickers collections. Collectibles are available now fromhttp://Topps.comand all good retailers.

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