England have been superb at Euro 2020 so far, beating Denmark 2-1 last night to set up a meeting with Italy in Sunday’s final.
We’re so used to seeing the Three Lions under-achieve at major tournaments, but things feel very different now after such a strong showing this summer that has them on the brink of winning the competition.
In the past, we’ve seen England panic and lump the ball forward, but Gareth Southgate has this side playing with composure and authority now, as this move below perfectly illustrates…
Still can’t quite believe this is England.
This is exactly what everyone else used to do to England. pic.twitter.com/LRX1esE2GF
— Jack Rosser (@JackRosser_) July 8, 2021
Pictures courtesy of BBC Sport
Watch how well England dictate the play and control the game as they hold on to their 2-1 lead with authority, rather than through desperation.
This superb brand of football (Southgate-ball, anyone?) is surely good enough to beat Italy in this weekend’s final, provided England can hold their nerve once again.