Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman is confident of his side’s chances at next summer’s European Championships but believes Belgium are the favourites.

Looking ahead to next summer, Koeman was asked by Voetbal International, who he believes is favourite for the Euro 2020 title.

He said, Germany, England, Spain, France … Portugal is always far. Croatia is a fighting team, always good at tournaments.

“If I have to name a favourite, then it is Belgium. For the Belgians it must really happen with this group. And they have the experience of tournaments, we don’t yet.”

On Netherlands chances, Koeman is upbeat, “We have proven that we can beat everyone and we have to look at ourselves. I don’t think teams like to play against us.”

Koeman believes that his side will show their real capabilities in two to three years, “If you look at the structure, you would say that we will be really top in two or three years. The Netherlands-France was the perfect match last year that indicated the development of the Orange squad. That was not the norm, that was far beyond the norm. You also have lesser duels, but it did show what this team is capable of.”




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