England coach Gareth Southgate believes that his team has brought itself back to the football map and succeeded in uniting the ranks of the people with the “Three Lions” reaching the semi-finals of the European Nations Cup (Euro 2020).
Harry Kane scored two goals, Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson added the other two goals, as the England team defeated Ukraine four goals without a response in the quarter-finals.
The England team will meet in the semi-finals with its Danish counterpart at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday evening. The winner of the final will meet the winner of the other semi-final match between Italy and Spain.
Southgate became the second coach to ascend England to the semi-finals of the World Cup and European Nations Cup, after Alf Ramsey, who won the World Cup in 1966.
“When I look at the people who have been on the list of England coaches, Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey, many of the former coaches, it is a huge honor to be in this position,” Southgate said.
“I know how much I appreciate them and it’s great to be able to achieve results that put our country back on the football map,” he added.
“Teams have to go through the journey and they have to go through some pain some of the time in order to progress,” he said.