EURO 2020 NEWS
Harry Kane has told England to be “calm and ruthless” tonight as the country wills them to win only their second major final ever.
The Three Lions are tipped to be unchanged, especially as Phil Foden could miss out through injury, against Italy in the Euro 2020 showpiece at Wembley.
And skipper Kane believes England’s run to their biggest match since winning the World Cup in 1966 is a natural progression.
He said: “It’s about doing what we have done and what we’ve learnt for the last four or five years as a group.
“That’s being calm in moments and then being ruthless — that’s what we are going to need to do against a very good Italian side.
“To have these Euros at Wembley, in front of our fans, where we can really connect with them and see their joy, has been truly special.”
In fact, boss Gareth Southgate believes the crowd of 60,000 could be key to England completing a flight of fantasy from “apathy” to ecstasy.
He said: “When we started, three or four years ago we had people throwing paper aeroplanes, they weren’t behind the team and there was an apathy.
“Now the energy in the stadium is fantastic. That is so important.
“The players need to feel that warmth and support. It has definitely helped inspire us.”
Meanwhile, Jack Grealish and Jordan Pickford have confirmed their plans to celebrate in Las Vegas if the Three Lions win Euro 2020.