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Roma boss Jose Mourinho is confident England will beat Scotland in the Euros and said it would take a "miracle" for Steve Clarke's team to win.

The two rivals will face each other on Friday in a Group D match and if Gareth Southgate's side are victorious they will qualify for the last 16 with a game to spare after defeating Croatia 1-0 in their opener.

Scotland, meanwhile, are desperate for the three points after losing 2-0 to the Czech Republic on Monday.

And though Mourinho sees the talent of Scots Kieran Tierney, Andy Robertson and Scott McTominay, he believes England have too much star quality to lose.

Steve Clarke's team will need a miracle according to Jose Mourinho
(Image: PA)

He wrote for The Sun : "They [Scotland] are super-motivated and they have that Braveheart spirit but in football it’s very, very rare that miracles happen.

"When I say miracles, I mean a team overcoming a huge difference in quality.

"Can Scotland go to Wembley and win? Yes, because it’s one football match — but no, because England are a much better team with much better players."

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And the quality of players in each team was a topic that came up in Scotland's John McGinn's press conference where he insisted they can get the job done.

He said: “In these games if you look at the record between Scotland and England I was surprised at how tight the results were.

“The English media will have you believe the gap is humungous. So it is up to us on Friday to prove that.

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“We will always be underdogs. They have a pop of 55m, we have 5m. They have worldwide superstars all throughout their squad, so we will be underdogs.

“But we have a few wee superstars in our team who can play well and cause them problems.

“We compete against these guys week in, week out and we seem to hold our own. The message is we can compete, they are full of top players on the pitch, and on the bench. If we play to our capabilities we will give them a game.”

McGinn knows some of the England players well as he plays for Premier League side Aston Villa.

And he added he hopes club teammate Jack Grealish is left out of the starting squad as he was against Croatia.

“He is one of my closest mates for Villa and away from football. I hope he doesn't play because I know how good a player he is and what he can bring to the England team!

“I hope from a Scottish point of view he is watching the game and not part of it.

"I know what he is capable of and what he can do. I am not the England manager, he decides the team but he is one of the best players in the country if not Europe at the moment and if I was England manager I'd pick him!”