Gareth Southgate has urged his England side to go even further after his side demolished Ukraine in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020. Harry Kane scored twice along with goals from Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson to complete the 4-0 rout. England beat Germany in the round of 16 at Wembley for their first knockout win against their rivals in 55 years.
”We didn’t want to take a backward step. We wanted to grasp this opportunity rather than just hope we might win or let fate have a chance to play its part. I thought the players were decisive and ruthless all night.” England manager Gareth Southgate said after his side beat Ukraine. “It’s fabulous. I suppose it’s still sinking in that it’s another semi-final – three in three years. 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 country – a semi-final at Wembley. Everyone can really look forward to that game – it’s brilliant,” he added. “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.”
England has not conceded a goal at euro 2020 so far and take on Denmark in the semi-final at Wembley. Denmark will definitely be the toughest opposition they have faced in the tournament so far. If England does beat Denmark, they will face either Spain or Italy in the final at Wembley.