England reserves including Sancho and Rashford train ahead of Euro 2020 final as XI who beat Denmark given rest
SOME of England’s Euro 2020 squad were back out on the training pitch just hours after getting to the final.
The Three Lions were magnificent as they laid their semi-final curse to rest with a fantastic 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday night at Wembley.
Harry Kane scored the all-important goal in extra-time to seal a showdown with Italy for the trophy on Sunday.
Gareth Southgate and his men arrived back at their St George’s Park training base in the Midlands in the early hours of this morning.
England’s match-winning captain Kane and the rest of the heroes who played the majority of the game were given the day off except for some recovery work.
And they will also have been checked by the medical department for any bumps and bruises picked up in the famous win.
However, for those not involved, it was back down to business out on the training pitch as Southgate and assistant Steve Holland put on a session.
Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, who will soon be team-mates at Manchester United, both failed to get on the pitch yesterday.
But they were all smiles as they enjoyed the workout in the afternoon sunshine at SGP.
Tyrone Mings and fellow defender Ben White were also involved and still seemed to be on cloud nine with attention now firmly focussed on the Azzurri.
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However, not everyone who played against the Danes sat out.
Both Kieran Trippier and Phil Foden, who came on in extra time, were also kitted out and took part.
Full-back Trippier, scored the opening goal in the World Cup semi-final that the Three Lions lost 2-1 to Croatia at Russia 2018.
Gareth Southgate’s men changed the story against the Danes, coming from behind themselves to win 2-1.
Trippier said: “We’ve learnt so much over the years, with the experiences we’ve had, we’ve been in two penalty shootouts since Russia, we’ve been to extra time.
“Going through that moment against Croatia was about learning. It’s all about experience and game management.
“Make no mistake, Denmark were very good, they’re a fantastic team.
“We’ve come a long way since the semi-final in Russia.
“We’ve got so many good players now, different players from back then. It’s about progressing, and I think we’ve made big steps since the World Cup.
“As you’ve seen from the start of the tournament to now, we give everything, we don’t stop, we don’t panic, we’re calm.
“We’ve shown that against Denmark. We stuck together and the togetherness in the team is incredible.”
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