Football News Update: England Reach Euro 2024 Final After Dramatic Victory

England have secured their spot in the Euro 2024 final after a thrilling victory over the Netherlands. In a nail-biting match, the Three Lions came from behind to seal a last-gasp win, booking their place in the showpiece event in Berlin.

An emotional Gareth Southgate fought back tears in his post-match press conference, hitting back at his critics and praising the resilience of his team. The England boss has come under fire for his perceived ‘turgid’ style of play, but his substitutions proved pivotal on the night.

“We all want to be loved, right?” Southgate said, visibly moved. “When you’re doing something for your country and you’re a proud Englishman, when you don’t feel that back and when all you read is criticism, it’s hard. So to be able to celebrate the second final (after Euro 2020) is very, very special.”

The Three Lions have now reached consecutive European Championship finals, a remarkable achievement. Southgate’s men came from behind to beat Slovakia, Switzerland, and now the Netherlands, showcasing their determination and never-say-die attitude.

Ollie Watkins, the super-sub, scored the decisive goal in the dying moments, sending the England fans into ecstasy. talkSPORT pundit Jason Cundy hailed Southgate’s tactical masterclass, praising the manager for making the right substitutions at the right time.

“To change the course of a game and a 90-minute game,” Cundy said. “Alright, there’s gonna be extra time but to turn it in your favour off the bench, let me tell you, mate, that was sensational from Southgate.”

The Three Lions will now face Spain in the Euro 2024 final on Sunday, live on talkSPORT. The Spanish side have been the team of the tournament so far, beating hosts Germany, France, and Georgia en route to the showpiece event.

Fans across the country are eagerly anticipating the final, as England seek to end their long wait for a major international trophy. Southgate and his players will be determined to go one step further than their heartbreaking defeat at Euro 2020 and bring the trophy home.

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