England manager Gareth Southgate has said that his England side are ready to get the trophy home against Italy in the Euro 2020 final. England will be playing in the final of a major tournament for the first time in 55 years. The last time they played a final was during the 1966 World Cup win. England beat Denmark in the semifinals thanks to goals from Harry Kane and an own goal from captain Simon Kjaer. This was their first semifinal win in five attempts since the 1966 world cup.
“We’re in a final and we are here to win,” Southgate said before England take on Italy in the Euro 2020 final. “Everything is important, how we’ve represented people and we’re pleased that legacy has been there but now we want to go and bring the trophy home for everybody.”
England captain Harry Kane sat beside his manager at the press conference. he revealed that the squad had one goal at the beginning of the tournament, to win the European Championship for the first time in their history. Kane has scored four goals in the last three knockout games after failing to score in the group stage.
“We have been knocking down barriers on the way but we have to go out there and win it,” said England captain Harry Kane. “We started this tournament with an aim to win it and we have that opportunity tomorrow night. To see the fans on the street and see the reception we have had, it has just shown us how big of an occasion it is. We know how much it means to the English fans so we are proud to be representing them and hopefully we can do them proud tomorrow night.”