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Bayern Munich’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expecting big things from Germany, France, Italy, and England at Euros

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The Bayern Munich legend is going chalk with his Euro 2021 picks.

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In a recent interview with t-online, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge identified four teams he thinks are in a good position to succeed at the European Championships.

Rummenigge’s selections will not shock you: France, Germany, Italy, and England.

“The big favorite among many is France. This team has a top individual lineup, is very experienced and, as the reigning world champions, will of course have the wind at its back when it comes to the Euro,” said Rummenigge. “For me, the next three teams I expect to go far are England, Italy and the DFB team: England, Italy and the DFB team. It will be important for them to deliver a top performance with full concentration, especially in the knockout phase.”

When assessing what player might have a good chance to win Player of the Tournament, Rummenigge kept his selections pretty logical and did not stray far from what you would think.

“From experience we know that a player of the winner has the greatest chances. This claim will certainly have a Kylian Mbappé, who played a super season with PSG,” said Rummenigge. “But maybe there will also be one or two players from another team. And here, of course, I would also like to see an FC Bayern player who played his way into the spotlight last season, like a Joshua Kimmich or a Thomas Müller.”