Euro 2016 will come too soon for new-look England, admits Terry Butcher

first_imgTerry Butcher believes Euro 2016 will come too soon for Roy Hodgson’s new-look England team.The Three Lions will arrive in France next summer on the back of a 100 per cent qualification campaign, but Butcher doesn’t expect that to translate into glory.The former Ipswich Town and Rangers star, who played 77 times for England, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “We hit a bit of a Spanish roadblock in the first friendly game [last week], but they were a lot better against France, although you don’t know what state France were in to play the game [following the Paris atrocities]. But, having said that, you can only beat what’s in front of you.“And England were very good [against France]. [Eric] Dier was very good in midfield, and I like [Dele] Alli. I liked the combination of the England team. It was a lot better, a lot more effective, and at the back [John] Stones is just excellent, isn’t he? He has to play. I thought he was different class.“England are shaping up alright. I don’t think they will go all the way at the Euros, far from it, but it’s a lot better.”Terry Butcher will be managing a team at the St George’s Park football tournament in aid of the Sir Bobby Foundation. For full details, and to bid to play against the talkSPORT team, click hereAnd for full details of the other prizes you can bid for, visit www.sirbobbysauction.comlast_img

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