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The Nikki Lee column - Zlatan who?

Glamour model Nikki Lee – a big England fan – is fast emerging as our resident pundit, as she correctly predicted a win for Roy's boys against Sweden.

She also thinks England could qualify for the knockout phase ahead of France, and always knew that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not as big a threat as some people were making out.

Here is what 'Mystic Miss Lee' had to say ahead of England's game against Ibrahimovic and co... 

What did you make of England’s result and performance against France?

It was a good performance but for some reason England fans don't seem too excited about how well we could do. France played some good football but we deserved a draw.

Which England players do you think did well?

Nobody played badly but Joe Hart and Steven Gerrard had good games. It wasn't Gerrard's best ever performance in an England shirt, but he did well in the midfield and Hart showed why he is so highly rated. I think he's the best keeper in the tournament, although the German keeper isn't too bad and Casillas and Buffon are still world class keepers.

How do you think England will do against Sweden?

We'll win! Actually, Sweden have got a good record against us and they are capable of frustrating England and getting a draw, but we are better than them and if we play like we did against France we should win. I'm going for 2-0 to England! 

How much of a threat is Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

Who? Lol. Seriously though, he's a fantastic player but he's a bit like Balotelli, when he can be bothered he can be brilliant but he drifts in and out of games. Even if he scores, England will win 2-1! 

What order do you think the teams in England’s group will finish in?

England, France, Ukraine, Sweden. They are four good teams but I think home advantage will see Ukraine finish above Sweden and England could finish above France on goal difference. I can't see Ukraine having a chance of going through though, England and France are definitely the best two teams in the group. Come on England!

Who do you think has been the best team so far?

Germany. Yeah, Spain thrashed Ireland but I think Germany could have what it takes to win. I think Russia could do well.

Who have been the best players?

Torres has looked pretty good and obviously Iniesta and Xavi as well, and I think Dzagoev has been one of the stars so far. But I think Ozil and Gomez are two of the players of the tournament so far. Ozil is great to watch and Gomez is a brilliant striker.

How do you think England will get on for the rest of the tournament?

If we finish top of Group D I think we could get to the semi-finals but if we finish second Spain will probably beat us in the quarter-finals. Who knows if we win the group maybe we can go all the way! 

Which player do you think could emerge as the star man for England at Euro 2012?

It might be Joe Hart, hopefully he can save a few penalties if needed! 

Who is the worst team at Euro 2012?

Sorry, but it's Ireland! 

Who is going to win the tournament?

Germany, they are so strong and have some brilliant players. It's either Germany or Spain and I think Germany have what it takes to beat Spain. It looks like it could be Germany v Spain in the final. 

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