The Three Lions reached the semifinals on Saturday for the fifth consecutive clean sheet
Former England players Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand are among the players who have beaten Ukraine 4-0 in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals on Saturday.
The group has watched with pride as the three lions have kept clean sheets in each of their five games as the tournament progresses.
Shearer said “something special is happening” with Gareth Southgate, and former players praised the mentality shown by the current squad.
What has been said?
“Something special is happening,” Shearer said BBC One. “We started the tournament slowly but we are improving with each game. My head is telling me to rest but my heart is moving away.
“Really, really positive, well done Gareth and good England!
“Now is the time,” Lampard said [observers] To be excited about [the performance] And it’s time for them to keep their heads down and have confidence. “
Ferdinand praised Southgate’s way of using his squad’s abundant selection.
“I’m more confident now,” said the former centerback. “The biggest compliment I can give is that I’ve never seen such an aspect.
“All the players who are coming are making a positive impact on the game, the manager is using the squad. Everyone is justifying their choice. It’s hard to play against them.”
England’s attacking growth
During the group stage, the Three Lions were criticized for playing negative football despite the ousting of their attackers. They set an expected target of 0.0 in the second half of a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic to close the match, a testament to their determination to beat the Games at any cost.
But England have now scored six goals in two knockout matches, first beating Germany 2-0 and then dominating Ukraine.
Hurricane scored twice on Saturday, while Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson also scored in the second half. Henderson’s header scored his first goal for England.