Bamford missed out on a spot in the England squad himself (Picture: Getty Images)

Patrick Bamford says England have a ‘very good chance’ of winning Euro 2020, while France are the only team he is ‘worried’ about.

The Three Lions play two warm-up games before the start of the tournament – the first against Austria on Wednesday and the second a meeting with Romania on Sunday.

Gareth Southgate’s side then kick off their Euros campaign against Croatia on June 13, before group stage clashes against Scotland and Czech Republic.

Southgate announced his final squad on Tuesday (Picture: Getty Images)

Southgate has now whittled his squad down to 26 players, with Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard a notable absentee from the final selection.

Leeds striker Bamford, who also missed out despite netting 17 Premier League goals in the 2020/21 campaign, is optimistic that England can go all the way.

‘I’m a fan so I can’t wait for the games to get started,’ he told Sky Sports News.

‘I’ll probably end up watching every single match, not just the England games.

‘We’ve got such a strong squad that I’m thinking England can win it. There are some other strong teams, but with the players we’ve got, we’re in for a very good chance.’

In terms of the other big teams in the tournament, Bamford picked out Didier Deschamps’ France as the ones that most concern him.

‘The only team I’m worried about is probably France,’ he added.

‘There are other good teams, like Belgium, Portugal, Germany, but I think France are going to be good.

‘Hopefully we don’t meet them until the final!’


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