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England 2-1 Netherlands LIVE: ‘Legend’ Gareth Southgate leads Three Lions to Euro 2024 final after dramatic winner from ‘national hero’ Ollie Watkins

England 2-1 Netherlands LIVE: ‘Legend’ Gareth Southgate leads Three Lions to Euro 2024 final after dramatic winner from ‘national hero’ Ollie Watkins

Incredible scenes

Here are a couple of extra images of the full-time scenes in Dortmund.

It’s an evening that may reside lengthy within the reminiscence of the England followers and gamers.

And their Euro 2024 journey continues on Sunday…

‘A really particular night time’

England supervisor Gareth Southgate has reacted to his facet securing. a spot within the event showpiece this weekend.

He advised the BBC: “A very special night and hopefully very special for everyone at home. I thought our performance was really good.

“You knew with the Netherlands they’ve extra high quality to allow them to punish you want they did, however there’s extra alternative to play.

“Our midfield players, Foden especially, were key finding space and they had to keep changing what they were doing.

“Bukayo, did an immense job. He began as a wing-back and he defended as a winger at instances – it was a kind of nights that everybody needed to be versatile.”

“We have been pleased with how Phil and Harry have been enjoying. We have gotten an excellent bench, we had freshness and we all know that Ollie could make these runs down the facet.

“This is what we came here to do and we have been building for two years.

“We have gotten to take pleasure in tonight, however equally it’s such a fast flip round and we’ve got a day lower than the group who’ve been the perfect the event.”

Following in their footsteps

The Lionesses were watching on as England booked a place in the Euro 2024 final tonight.

They know all about the pressure of these games after going all the way and tasting glory at Women’s Euro 2022.

Gareth Southgate’s side will now look to replicate the ladies’ success on Sunday evening.

Wonderful Watkins

Look at that expression from Declan Rice!

Everyone in the country is loving Ollie Watkins tonight!

He’s sent the Three Lions to Berlin!

‘It was in slow motion’

Ollie Watkins has relived the moment he scored the winner.

He said: “I’m misplaced for phrases actually. When you rating there are feelings that come via your physique however that is only a completely different feeling.

“It was in slow motion when I ran to celebrate with the boys.

“I didn’t wish to get off the pitch on the finish, I needed to soak all of it in because it doesn’t occur typically.

“The ball came into me, hold up is not the strongest side of my game but the goal was my bread and butter.

“I mentioned to Cole Palmer we have been each going to go on the pitch and he would set me up and it occurred.

“You don’t get that opportunity very often and I had to be greedy and take the shot.

“I don’t assume I’ve hit the ball so candy like that earlier than.”

What dreams are made of

England’s hero Ollie Watkins has been speaking in his post-match press conference.

“I by no means thought I’d be enjoying within the Euros for England,” he said.

“You can dream however I’m a realist, I simply take by day and one step at a time. I used to be simply centered on getting again into the primary group at Exeter!

“I have put a lot of work to get to this point, not just this season. I will enjoy every moment.

“Recently I’ve clearly obtained a bit pissed off. I don’t prefer to be on the bench, I’ve had the perfect season of my profession.

“A few friends messaged me and said be patient and the amount of people who messaged me tonight saying I would score when I come on was ridiculous.

“Hopefully they will do the identical for the ultimate or give me the lottery numbers.”


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