Jose Mourinho explains Jordan Pickford concern ahead of England's Euro 2020 final

Mourinho was all praise for Italy’s defence and notably spoke highly of Roberto Mancini’s starting centre-backs, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.

“I told Rashford after the game [Juventus vs Manchester United] that these two centre-backs should go to university to teach,” Mourinho explained.

“You don’t see many centre-backs like this now. They prefer to have a target man and not the ones attacking the lines like Sterling.

“Mancini did a good job not just tactically but with the group and mentality.

“As positive as England is and the waiting, Italy are pretty confident.”