Giovanni Trapattoni is keeping his bets close to his chest Photo (c) Ingo Stöldt
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
There has been a sudden outbreak of Euro tipping by a number of international football managers with just three months to go until the start of Euro 2012. Spain's Del Bosque, perhaps keen to deflect attention away from talk about Spain retaining their Euro crown, believes Germany and Holland are the most likely challengers for Euro glory, with France and Portugal quoted as being his outside bets.
The wise young man of world football management, Slaven Bilic, says Spain are the 'overwhelming favourites' and that he is sure they will overcome the huge pressure being placed upon them as world and European champions.
Meanwhile, Ireland's Italian coach, Giovanni Trapattoni, clearly isn't a betting man as he predicted this week that 'any team could win Euro 2012': "It is not easy to play against great players but I have studied them on DVD and I know what is possible to do. They have many great players but in my life I learned in football that in 90 minutes that anything is possible,"