Wenger: Portugal could be surprise package at Euro 2012

Arsenal boss believes Cristiano Ronaldo & co have the talent to escape the 'group of death' and become a force to be reckoned in the knock-out stages in Ukraine and Poland
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Portugal have enough talent within their squad to escape Group B and reach the latter rounds of Euro 2012.

Paulo Bento’s side are placed in Group B alongside Germany, Netherlands and Denmark and, despite being drawn alongside two of the favourites for the tournament, Wenger believes individual ability may help the 2004 finalists.

"Portugal have the player in Cristiano Ronaldo, but also they have Nani - they have quality players," Wenger told Arsenal’s official website.
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"They can create a surprise. But because they haven’t done well recently in tournaments, you don’t have them as one of the favourites."

While praising the Portuguese, the Frenchman also admitted he expects Germany and the Netherlands to progress from the group.

"You flip a coin and tell me who will come out of this group," he added. "Holland are the second favourites [for the tournament] with Germany, after Spain. Holland and Germany would be the favourites to come out of the group.

"But because Holland have been in the World Cup final, and Germany have been in the World Cup semi-final, you can’t rule them out of a European Championship. Those two should come out."

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