England impress Vermaelen

Belgium skipper praises Arsenal team-mate Oxlade-Chamberlain

Thomas Vermaelen rates England's chances at this summer's European Championship

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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. "

Thomas Vermaelen on England

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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."