Jordan Henderson insists England can not get carried away after their victory over Ukraine and should rapidly flip their consideration to a “really tough” encounter with Denmark.
The Three Lions’ 4-0 win on Saturday night time units up a semi-final conflict with Denmark, who edged out Czech Republic 2-1 earlier that night.
Gareth Southgate’s facet return from Stadio Olimpico to Wembley for the fixture, resuming the house benefit they loved all through the group and last-16 levels of Euro 2020.
But Denmark can’t be underestimated after scoring 10 objectives of their final three video games, and vice-captain Henderson confused the necessity for the England squad to “recover well” forward of their assembly.
“It was a very good night,” Henderson – who got here off the bench within the second half – informed BBC Sport . “We’re so pleased with the performance level. Great start with the early goal and we grew on from there.
“Defended rather well as a workforce, scored some nice objectives, created some nice possibilities, we’ve bought to be actually happy with the general efficiency however we will’t dwell on it too lengthy.
“We’ve got another big game coming up on Wednesday so we need to recover well, prepare for that one and give absolutely everything on Wednesday.”
The Liverpool skipper added: “We’ve always felt we’re continuing to grow and improve as a team and that’s important.
“But I really feel as if we’re prepared now to take the subsequent step but it surely’ll be a very powerful check towards Denmark. They’re a very good facet, we performed towards them not so way back and we’ve seen loads of the video games.
“They’re a tough side so we need to be at our very best if we’re going to progress to the final but hopefully we can do that and get a good result.”
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Meanwhile, Henderson scored his first aim for his nation towards Ukraine, getting on the tip of Mason Mount’s nook to increase England’s result in 4 objectives within the 63rd minute.
It has taken 62 caps for him to open his Three Lions account, and the 31-year-old stated: “It’s about time to be honest!
“It’s been a very long time coming I suppose. I’ve felt one coming however fortunately I’ve managed to get on the scoresheet however total I’m delighted for the lads as a result of they deserve it.
“The performance they put in tonight was fantastic and it will give us good momentum going into the next game.”
Henderson added: “I always felt it [the goal] would come eventually but I always try to contribute the best I can on the pitch and I never really think about needing to score goals.
“There’s a lot of other players to do that but I need to concentrate on my job on the pitch, what I need to do and what the coaching staff and the players need me to do.”