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05/06/2012 09:24

Papers: Nani on Euros

Geoff Sweet in The Sun writes...
Wayne ban will end England bid

The Sun carries an exclusive interview with Nani ahead of Euro 2012 as the Portugal international discusses the tournament and a couple of his team-mates in the England side. The 25-year-old said: "Wayne Rooney is a key man and two matches without my United companion could be too much for England. Roo is angry about his absence because he knows he’s the man to score goals and he won’t be there working for the team. I sincerely want England to reach the quarter-finals but it’s not going to be easy. An England team without Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry is vulnerable because they are suffering in all departments of the team. England need to make their biggest effort because injuries are destroying the team. Danny Welbeck could cause a lot of harm and break down defensive systems. The kid has improved a lot this season and justifies his presence in the team."

The fall-out concerning Ferdinand's exclusion from the England squad continues with The Mirror claiming Roy Hodgson has told the 33-year-old defender that he does still have an international future while the Daily Mail insists a number of players are supporting the centre-back's cause.

Eden Hazard's first interview after confirming his move to Chelsea from Lille also gets plenty of coverage in the press. "I’ve always said I wanted to play in England," he said, relayed in the Daily Telegraph. "There was a struggle between Chelsea and United, but, according to me, Chelsea has the best project. I was in advanced contact with both clubs and I spoke to both coaches. I want to be playing in the Champions League every year.  When they won the Champions League, I told myself: 'Why not Chelsea?’ The team is young and I have a better chance to play there."

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