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England’s inexperience could be their biggest strength at Euro 2020

England will have several players appearing in their first major international tournament this summer - and that could actually play to their favour.

Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and Declan Rice are among the players likely to be involved in England's Group D opener against Croatia who have never previously turned out on such a stage.
However, rather than being a weakness, Planet Sport journalist Scott Allen believes that lack of tournament experience could actually work in the Three Lions' favour.
"I think the strength is they're quite an inexperienced team so they're a bit of an unknown quantity and maybe they're not weighed down by the expectation," he said on the Planet Sport Euro 2020 Preview Show.
"It's a new tournament for a lot of these guys and that could help them."
Host Mark Smith echoed that theory, adding: "I agree actually because sometimes [you hear], 'I've got tournament experience', but it was a harrowing experience. I don't want that in the dressing room, 11 shellshocked Vietnam war vets."

Pete Farries, meanwhile, believes England's depth of attacking options makes them a "terrifying" proposition for their opponents.

"It's a strong looking side and the flair there is ludicrous," he said.

"I'd have taken someone along with Calvert-Lewin, someone like Bamford, to help out Kane, but it's absolutely terrifying this team going forward."

And the good news is that comedy duo Jim & Dave crunched the numbers on the Planet Sport Euro 2020 Preview Show and have discovered that England will definitely, categorically, without question, go on to win the tournament this summer.
Well, maybe...

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