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Gareth Southgate challenges players to create history and reach a major final with England after Ukraine victory | Football News

Gareth Southgate praised his England gamers for greedy the chance of constructing the Euro 2020 semi-finals however has challenged them to go even additional.

Harry Kane scored twice as Ukraine have been swept apart 4-0 in Rome, with Harry Maguire and substitute Jordan Henderson additionally on the right track.

After the drama of defeating Germany at a packed Wembley on Tuesday night time, it was, ultimately, a reasonably simple night for England on the Stadio Olimpico.

Gareth Southgate’s aspect have but to concede a aim within the event to date, and can return house to face Denmark at Wembley.

Wednesday’s opponents could provide a sterner take a look at than Ukraine supplied, and an eventual ultimate in opposition to Spain or Italy is clearly a tricky ask, but when there have been any doubts about England’s credentials, they have been answered in Rome.

Southgate stated: “We did not wish to take a backward step. We wished to know this chance quite than simply hope we’d win or let destiny have an opportunity to play its half. I assumed the gamers have been decisive and ruthless all night time.

“It’s fabulous. I suppose it is nonetheless sinking in that it is one other semi-final – three in three years.

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Harry Maguire celebrates his aim to make it 2-0

“We want to go two steps further. I know what will be happening at home. It’s lovely to see everyone on a Saturday night, beer in hand. They should enjoy it. It’s been a long year for everyone. I’m chuffed the two performances have brought so much happiness to people.

“It’s fabulous for our nation – a semi-final at Wembley. Everyone can actually sit up for that – it is good.

“We’re not satisfied. Tonight is another very enjoyable night for everybody but even before the end of the game, I was thinking about the next challenge. We have never been to a European Championship final. It’s another opportunity to make history.”

On an evening the place it was admittedly exhausting to choose only one excellent participant for England such was their spectacular software, Luke Shaw shone down the left flank.

Ukraine's Mykola Shaparenko, left, is challenged by England's Luke Shaw
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Ukraine’s Mykola Shaparenko, left, is challenged by England’s Luke Shaw

He was England’s most inventive participant, following up his beautiful set-piece for Maguire’s aim with a good higher cross for Kane’s second. He now has three assists on this event and England’s risk at set-pieces was but once more on full present.

Southgate stated: “His [Shaw’s] performances have improved every game. He wasn’t with us for a long time until March, which was his first game in a few years. You usually play those games trying not to make mistakes rather than flourishing.

“He feels snug within the setting now and is snug in how we wish to play. His supply was nice. We’ve talked loads within the week about set-piece objectives and we put extra emphasis on it. It seemed like we might be harmful in coaching yesterday and often that transfers into the sport and that is what occurred.”

Kane: ‘Wembley will likely be unimaginable event’



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Harry Kane believes England should benefit from the problem of going through Denmark within the Euro 2020 semi-finals and capitalise on the chance in entrance of them. ©UEFA 2021

Captain Harry Kane added: “It’s going to be incredible. What a moment for us as a team and a nation.

“Numerous us enjoying now will not have the chance to have an enormous sport like that at Wembley in a significant event once more. It’s there for us. It’s a chance for us and we’ve got to seize it with each arms.

“We have to enjoy being in that environment. Coming off the back of the Germany game, the spirits were high and the stadium was rocking so hopefully we can use that energy again and really take the game to Denmark.”

Echoing Southgate’s sentiments, Kane continued: “We are on the right track but we’ve done nothing yet.

“We have a imaginative and prescient of the place we wish to be – and that’s to win main tournaments – and we’re taking it step-by-step.”

But the striker acknowledged: “It was the right night time for us. We could not have requested for a greater night time.”

What’s next?

England will play Denmark within the semi-finals of Euro 2020 on Wednesday at 8pm at Wembley.

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