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Virgil van Dijk visibly stunned after being told who the favourites for Euro 2024 are

Virgil van Dijk visibly stunned after being told who the favourites for Euro 2024 are

Virgil van Dijk seemed to be surprised by the odds for Euro 2024.

Virgil van Dijk cut a surprised look when he was told who the favourites for Euro 2024 are.

After a gruelling campaign with Liverpool, Van Dijk has a short break before returning to action as he will lead the Netherlands at Euro 2024.

The Netherlands are grouped with France, Poland and Austria in Group D.

France, who could be without a key player, are among the favourites to go all the way in Germany this summer, but the bookies have England as the odds-on favourites to win the competition to the surprise of Van Dijk.

Speaking ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, Sky Sports F1 correspondent Craig Slater relayed the news to the Reds star, who seemed surprised about the odds.

After being told that England are the favourites, the star defender replied: "Are they?!"

The 32-year-old, however, admits England have a strong squad as he also mentioned France.

"England has a very, very good team and squad," he added. "France is very strong."

England were beaten by Italy on penalties in the final of Euro 2020.

Asked if they are capable of going one step further, Gareth Southgate replied: "I'd be an idiot if I said no, but if I said yes, that doesn't mean there's not a lot of work ahead of us.

"There's no doubt what is possible. The team has been close already. They know what is possible, they know what they've won at club level and what that's taken.

"And equally, you can see cup football, which we're going into, we know you have to navigate game by game and qualify from the group.

"But in knockout football, the Champions League showed that Man City and Arsenal were in the best three teams this year and didn't get to where they wanted to, as it's one moment and fine margins.

"That is our world. You have to deliver on those moments. But are we one of those teams who can win? Of course, absolutely."

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Topics: Virgil Van Dijk, Football, England