England impress Vermaelen
Belgium skipper praises Arsenal team-mate Oxlade-Chamberlain
Last Updated: June 3, 2012 9:29am
Thomas Vermaelen rates England's chances at this summer's European Championship
Belgium captain Thomas Vermaelen believes England will do well at the European Championship after seeing them close up on Saturday.
England edged past Belgium 1-0 on Saturday in their final warm-up game for Euro 2012 thanks to Danny Welbeck's first-half finish.
And Vermaelen is of the opinion that Roy Hodgson's men have the ability to impress this summer.
"They all play in the Premier League so I think they will do well in the Europeans.
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"It's a good side," the 26-year-old Arsenal defender told Sky Sports News. "They have a lot of experienced players, good players.
"They all play in the Premier League so I think they will do well in the Europeans."
Vermaelen's Gunners team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his full England debut in the match and looked comfortable at international level.
Asked if he was pleased to see the teenager get his chance, Vermaelen added: "Yeah of course, because I think he's really brave when he plays and I think players who are really brave should be rewarded for that.
"I'm happy for him he is there in the squad."