England coach, Gareth Southgate has expressed excitement over his side’s Euro semi-final win last night, as the Three Lions came from a goal down to defeat Denmark 2 – 1 to qualify for the Euro championship final for the first time.
Speaking after the game in an interview, Southgate said, “We’ve managed to put things right. I’m so proud of the players. It’s an incredible occasion to be a part of. We knew it wouldn’t be straightforward.
“When you’ve waited as long as we have to get through a semi-final, the players – considering the limited international experience some of them have – have done an incredible job.
“The most pleasing thing is, we’ve given the fans and nation a fantastic night and the journey carries on for another four days. We’ve got to enjoy the fact we’re in the final but there’s one more massive hurdle to conquer.”
Mikel Damsgaard opened the scoring early in the first half for Denmark, before an own goal from captain Simon Kjaer cancelled the lead, while Harry Kane grabbed the victory for England in extra time, slotting home a rebound after his penalty was saved.
England now will face Italy in the final, which will be played at Wembley in front of about 60,000 fans on Sunday.