Hello, HUPU JRs, I'm Jose Mourinho, your Uncle Bird. Here's my preview on the opening match of the Euro 2020.
The opening game, Italy against Turkey, of course in Rome in Olympic Statium. It will be a game that depends on the experience of the players and they are all experienced. Even Turkey has players in the top leagues in Europe. And the ones that play in the domestic league, which also involves a lot of pressure.
Italy will also be back to football with supporters, and in Olympic I believe the atmosphere will be amazing. Of course playing at home, with the potential they have, Italy will be considered as the favourite. Roberto Mancini's team did very well in the qualification, winning almost all of them and not losing any one.
Turkey is a team that has incredible spirits and a lot of talented players. They will go to try to make it difficult for them. But of course, I think with the great stability of the Italian team, and very talented players in midfield like Jorginho, Barella, Verratti (if he recovers to play the first game), they will give incredible creativity to the team.
I would say it will be a very interesting match to watch. Despite Italy being the favourite, I wouldn't say that Turkey doesn't have a chance. Because they are based on a very strong defensive stucture with top centre backs like Söyüncü and Demiral. They are a very good team with incredible striker like Yilmaz that did very good to make Lille the champion in France.