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ENGLAND WILL PLAY LIKE CHELSEA

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09 Jul
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Posted by isport at 13:06

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker is extremely confident that the England national team can be able to use the success that Chelsea have had in the Champions League this season as a blueprint for their success at the Euro 2012.

Despite not being one of the favourite games to win the Champions League this season, Chelsea managed to lift their first ever Champions League against all the odds.

They had defended their way to the title after having extremely defensive displays against Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Scott Parker reckons that there is no reason why the England national team could not use the same formula for success at the Euro 2012.

England certainly do not carry the favourite tag anymore after suffering a number of injury problems ahead of the competition and also losing their manager. England manager Roy Hodgson started with two victories in the friendly matches against Belgium and Norway. However, Scott Parker is extremely aware of the fact that they will be facing opposition of much better standard at the Euro 2012. England are in the group containing France and co-host Ukraine, who will be tough to get past in any major tournament.

"I think we have a real togetherness and commitment in the squad and, ultimately, that can get you a long way. We've seen that last season with Chelsea and other teams. Fundamentally, they are the main key ingredients of why we can go and progress further. It's going to be a very tough game against an Italian side that are very well prepared and organised, with individual qualities. If we carry on doing what we are doing, we can maybe upset them," said Scott Parker ahead of the quarter-final match with Italy. If England progress from this match, then they will face archrivals Germany in the semifinals.