Newcastle striker Callum Wilson has backed England to win Euro 2020 this summer.

The tournament kicks off tonight, with Italy taking on Turkey in the opening game.

As for England, their tournament starts on Sunday with a repeat of the 2018 World Cup semi-final.

The Three Lions take on Croatia at Wembley, before facing Scotland and Czech Republic.

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And Wilson believes England have got what it takes to the distance.

When asked for a winner, Wilson said: “I’ve got to go England all the way. I’ve got faith in the guys. They’ve got good management there as well.”

Multiple Toon players have been asked for their predictions by the club’s official sponsor Fun88.

Sadly, no one shared Wilson’s England enthusiasm.

Ryan Fraser and Fabian Schar both backed France, while Emil Krafth and Martin Dubravka went for Belgium.


Those four players will actually be competing at the tournament, unlike Wilson.

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Wilson didn’t make the England squad for Euro 2020

Despite being able to pick 26 players, Wilson wasn’t selected by Gareth Southgate.

The 29-year-old was one of many English strikers to have great campaigns, while his season was cut short by injury. Therefore, it was no surprise to see Wilson miss out.

While he was no doubt disappointed to miss out on the squad, Toon fans will just be desperate for Wilson to be back fit when the new Premier League season kicks off on August.

The striker scored 12 goals this season, proving to be a wonderful signing from Bournemouth.

However, after picking up multiple injuries throughout the year, it’s clear that Newcastle need to bring in a backup striker.

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Wilson may not be part of the England squad, but Newcastle do have someone in the Three Lions setup.

Coach Graeme Jones is part of Gareth Southgate’s backroom staff. That’s a testament to his ability, which we saw soon after his arrival at St James’ Park.

Will Jones ensure football comes home? Wilson certainly thinks so.

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