Euro 2012: Sir Bobby Charlton backs England to win tournament

 

England and Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton is confident England will win Euro 2012 if they can overcome Italy in Sunday's quarter-final.

Charlton, who played in the 1966 World Cup-winning team, said: "If England beat Italy then England will win it.

What does fate hold for England?

"This is the big game. I think we can win it. Why not? We have good players."

Charlton was speaking after carrying the Olympic flame past Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on the latest leg of the torch relay.

The 74-year-old added: "If they beat Italy then we will start getting excited. I get a little feeling that if we can get past Italy, who are the toughest and the most physical then I think we have an opportunity."

Charlton, England's record scorer with 49 goals in 106 appearances, was one of 151 torchbearers on Sunday's relay from Salford to Leeds.