Gareth Southgate that England’s record in major tournaments is overstated at times as they prepare for their Euro 2020 semifinal against Denmark. England have emerged as a force to reckon with in major tournaments. They reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018 before reaching the semifinals of the Nations League. Southgate maintained their semifinal against Denmark will be the toughest step yet for the entire squad.
“We don’t have as good a football history as we’d like to believe sometimes,” England manager Gareth Southgate said at Euro 2020. “These players are making massive strides and breaking barriers all the time. We have broken barriers in this tournament and we have another opportunity to do that. We have never been to a European Championship final so we can be the first, which is really exciting for everybody.”
England is set to return to Wembley after 25 years when they reached the semifinals of Euro 1996. Almost the entire 60,000 fans in the stadium will be supporting England, making for a great atmosphere. England has had a perfect run in the tournament and is yet to concede a goal in the tournament. The manager also said that there are no injuries and he has a whole squad available to him.
”The prize is one that we’ve never experienced. Denmark, of course, has won it so they’ve got a better record than us and I think people forget that in our country sometimes,” he added. “We know we are playing a really good opponent and it is going to be a really tight game and an exciting game for everybody,” Southgate added on Tuesday. At the moment, we have everyone available, but there are one or two checks we need to make tonight. We have always been flexible with our tactics and approach.”