Southgate confident of breaking England semi-final 'curse'

Southgate confident of breaking England semi-final 'curse'

England manager Gareth Southgate believes that they can break the semi-final 'curse' as they prepare to face Denmark in Euro 2020.

The Three Lions have not reached the final of a major tournament since winning the World Cup in 1966, losing in the semis at the Euros in 1996 and the World Cup in 2018 and Southgate believes they can end that on Wednesday.

"We won't feel totally satisfied if it's just a semi-final for us whereas maybe three years ago, although there was a massive disappointment after the semi-final (at the World Cup), there was a feeling we'd come a long way.

"Now we've replicated what we did there, but that won't be enough to fulfil the group. That's a positive sign.

"The other thing that is so positive is these young players getting more experiences of England that are positive and they're feeling what it can be like to be in an England shirt and have fun and win matches and have a relationship with the fans that is positive. That's so important for a generation to come," Southgate said ahead of the game.

England had been given little chance in the tournament but has shown they can go all the way after eliminating one of the tournament's favorites Germany from the tournament.

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