Jose Mourinho names HIS team for England's Euro 2020 opener against Croatia

Jose Mourinho names HIS team for England's Euro 2020 opener against Croatia

Jose Mourinho has gone against his pragmatic instincts and urged Gareth Southgate to scrap a back-five and unleash his attacking stars against Croatia in England's opening Euro 2020 game. The former Tottenham boss believes Southgate's men should aim to dominate possession and try to take control of the game against Croatia as he talked up England's squad of players by saying they have 'everything'. Southgate is particularly blessed with a number of options in attacking midfield but Mourinho thinks he should start Phil Foden, Mason Mount and Jack Grealish - who he described as Luis Figo-esque - together against Croatia on Sunday as he named his starting XI. The Portuguese manager has built a career on grinding out results and playing a defensive brand of football but has told Southgate not to be scared to go on the attack and play with a back four. Speaking on talkSPORT this morning, Mourinho said: 'I think to be offensive you have to be in control of matches. How can you be offensive if you don't have the ball? 'It is important to …
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