FRANK Lampard, of England and Chelsea fame, thinks that the Three Lions can emulate the Blues’ against-the-odds style at Euro 2012.
Despite being on the back foot for the best part of five matches, Chelsea managed to overturn Napoli, favourites Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the final to scoop the Champions’ League trophy this season.
He said: “England can do what Chelsea have done.
“There are a lot of similarities, after all – new manager and key players missing through injury and suspension.
“At Chelsea we found all the adversity brought us even closer together. Yes, we had some luck along the way too. But the mental strength we showed and our refusal to accept defeat helped us overcome Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
“I’m sure England can show the same mentality and attitude.”
England kick off their campaign against a resurgent France tomorrow.