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Mourinho predicts Euro 2024 winner

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Jose Mourinho has shared his predictions for Euro 2024 as the tournament approaches its start on Friday.

The tournament will kick off with the host nation, Germany, facing Scotland in Munich, setting the stage for a month-long football spectacle.

Germany are among the favourites to win the tournament, bolstered by their recovery under Julian Nagelsmann, but they will face stiff competition from other top European teams.

In an interview with TNT Sports during the Champions League final at Wembley, Mourinho revealed his expectations for the tournament. He predicts that Portugal, his home country, will secure their second major title in three competitions, with England finishing as runners-up, mirroring their performance in Euro 2020.

Mourinho, who currently manages Fenerbahce in Turkey, acknowledged that while he sees Portugal, France, and England as the main contenders, any team outside of these three would be a surprise winner. “Anyone outside Portugal, France, and England, even countries like Germany, would be a surprise for me,” he stated.

Turning his focus to individual performances, Mourinho backed his former player from Tottenham, Harry Kane, to win the Golden Boot. He also predicted that Jude Bellingham, fresh off a Champions League victory, would be named Player of the Tournament.

When asked about the Ballon d’Or, Mourinho made a bold prediction by picking Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior as the potential winner.

Vinicius, who helped Real Madrid secure both La Liga and the Champions League last season, will compete in the Copa America with Brazil this summer. The 23-year-old scored 21 goals and provided nine assists for Madrid last season, closely trailing Bellingham in both metrics.

The Ballon d’Or winner will be announced in October, giving players a few more months to strengthen their cases for the prestigious award.