Roy Keane: England will not win the Euros

Roy Keane: England will not win the Euros

FORMER Ireland skipper Roy Keane is confident England won't be crowned champions at Euro 2020 this summer.

As part of Sky Sports' promotion for the tournament, Keane joined Micah Richards - very much the ying to his yang in terms of football punditry - for a rather jovial road trip down to Wembley, where the duo assessed England's chances - and tried to wind eachother up.

While English optimism has (predictably) been on the rise in the last few weeks, Keane said he felt as though Gareth Southgate's side - while brimming with talent - would eventually be caught out.

"I'm probably going to say semi-final," Keane told Richards when asked where he thought they'd finish the tournament.

"Gareth is in a great position, I think he's got some brilliant options, in midfield and with attacking players, [but] I just think maybe [defensively] they will be caught out."

The Manchester United legend then looked through the England side, naming the players who he thought would be vital for them over the coming weeks.

Manchester City's Phil Foden and Chelsea's Mason Mount were two players Keane said were nailed on to start, but he also admitted he was a big fan Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, who represented Ireland at youth level before controversially switching allegiances in 2015.

England face Croatia in their opening match on Sunday, and later face Scotland and the Czech Republic in Group D.

The Three Lions have never won the European Championships, but came closest in 1996, when they hosted tournament, losing to Germany on penalties in the semi-final.