Euro 2020 LIVE: England into semi-finals, fans party into night, Three Lions to face Denmark – latest updates


Harry Kane has set his sights on reaching the final after his two goals helped England beat Ukraine 4-0 in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

He said on BBC One: “What a great performance in a big game.

“We were favourites; there was a lot of pressure and a lot of expectations. The performance was top-drawer. Another clean sheet, four goals, it was a perfect night for us.

“We’re building on [clean sheets]. We have a great unit here from front to back. It’s a vital part of winning games and tournaments.

“We’ve got a big semi-final coming up. We’re on the right path.

“It’s where we wanted to be. We set out a vision before the World Cup of what we want to achieve. We are knocking it off step by step.

“The World Cup was great but we fell short; we had a good run in the Nations League. We’re in another semi-final.

“Now it’s about getting over the line, the next step that we have got to do on Wednesday.”

Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho is on his way to Manchester United but right now he is only focusing on England.

Sancho told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I’m feeling over the moon. Today was must-win and I’m just happy to have got an opportunity to play. This is a special moment for me.

“Every time I haven’t been playing I’ve been going back to training and been giving it everything.

“I’ve just been focusing on myself while I’ve been at England. I’ve always been ready if I needed to come on.

“We knew today was going to be a big game, Ukraine are a very good side. I’m delighted.

“To be fair, I don’t want to talk about Manchester United. Right now I just want to focus on England.”

England will now face Denmark on Wednesday after they beat the Czech Republic 2-1 and manager Gareth Southgate paid tribute to all of his players, including the substitutes.

Southgate told BBC One: “The players have been fantastic. To play as well as they did in a game with so much resting on it was impressive.

“It’s a strange feeling. I’m thinking of the lads we didn’t get on the pitch – Conor Coady, Ben Chilwell, Sam Johnstone, Aaron Ramsdale, they’re the ones making this team successful. The spirit in the group is phenomenal.

“Whoever comes in does the job, whoever isn’t in – it is really difficult to leave three out of the matchday squad – the squad mentality is fantastic. That’s uppermost in my mind, looking after those guys.

“I’m spending more energy worrying about the three I have to leave out because they’re all good players. None of them deserve to be left out.

“They’re all giving everything in training. None of it is because I don’t think they’re up to the level but we have to make the decisions.”

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