Gareth Southgate was in an ecstatic mood as his England side made it to the UEFA Euro 2020 Final, describing the whole thing as an ‘Incredible Occasion’.
England made it to a major tournament final for the first time since 1966 when they tasted World Cup glory. The Three Lions beat Denmark in a tense semifinal at Wembley, with Harry Kane scoring in extra time to send his side through. Of course, everyone connected to England are in a jubilant mood, but one man, in particular, has been ecstatic since.
Manager Gareth Southgate has battled it all; against fans, pundits, critics and the media or whoever has questioned him until tonight, Southgate has proved them all wrong. Reaching the final is one thing; making a whole nation dream is another, and Southgate was not in a mood to shower himself in glory.
Regroup, recover and prepare.
We have a final to get ready for! 👊
— England (@England) July 8, 2021
Speaking about his team and the progress that they have achieved over the past few years, as quoted by Transfer Market Web Southgate indicated that he is very proud of his players, while also hailing the achievement of making it to the final as ‘incredible’.
He said, “It’s an incredible occasion to be a part of; we knew it wouldn’t be straightforward, we said to the players we’ll have to show our resilience and come back from some setbacks, and we’ve done that tonight. The most pleasing thing is that we’ve given our fans and our nation a fantastic night.”
Reaching the UEFA EURO 2020 Final is by far the happiest moment for any English fan, but they now want more. They want their side to beat Italy when they meet on Sunday and bring the trophy home.
However, the Azzurri will be no pushovers and will give a good fight in the Final at the Wembley Stadium later this weekend. Roberto Mancini’s men fought hard through Spain’s fluid attack but held their own defensively to push the game to penalties. The Spanish forwards disappointed by missing crucial kicks, sending Italy through to the final courtesy of Jorginho’s game-clinching spot-kick.
Will England be able to beat Italy to finally ‘Bring it home?’