London: Since the 1996 World Cup, England made it through the semi-finals and qualified for Euro 2020 finals. After the penalty had been saved on Wednesday, Harry Kane’s extra-time goal secured a 2-1 triumph over Denmark that transferred them into Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against Italy.
On a night to remember, in front of almost 60,000 roaring fans, England fell behind to Mikkel Damsgaard’s superb free-kick, equalized with an own goal, dominated the game, and then won it via their captain albeit somewhat unconvincingly, in the 104th minute.
“Unbelievable – what a game, though,” stated Kane. “We dug deep, and we got there when it mattered. We reacted well – we’re in a final at home, what a feeling.”
“The most pleasing thing is that we’ve given our fans and our nation a fantastic night, and the journey carries on for another four days. We’ve said we want to create memories. I’ve said to the young ones, ‘it isn’t always like this.'”
It was a tough process for Denmark to settle their sensitive ride from the anxiety and worry of Christian Eriksen’s opening game breakdown to their first semi-final since their stupor Euro 92 win. Still, their weakened members moved Wembley with socks turned down but heads held raised.
“I am proud of this group and everyone who has been on this journey. It has been fantastic to be involved. I am hungry and empty, but I am also proud,” stated Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.