Euro 2020 Final: Ben Stokes ‘super proud’ of England’s Euro 2020 show – England cricket team captain Ben Stokes is all praise for England football team which played the final of the Euro 2020 against Italy. England lost the final in a penalty shootout but this did not stop Stokes from praising Harry Kane’s side.
“They’ll be absolutely devastated, no doubt. But what they’ve managed to achieve is incredible. The nation has been completely captured by what they’ve done on the field. Obviously, everyone in the nation would have loved to see England win, but just watching the games you feel a real connection to the team. The way Gareth Southgate has led, the way GarThere arethgate speaks… I think he’s been phenomenal in everything he’s done,” Stokes told ESPN Cricinfo.
Euro 2020 Final: Italy ended England’s dream to win the Euro 2020 here at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday (local time). Azzurri defeated England 3-2 on penalties after the normal 90-minute action had finished at 1-1 and even extra time was not able to break the deadlock.
This was the first time that England had managed to reach the finals of a major international competition after 1966. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka all missed the chance to net goals in the penalty shootouts for England. The English players were then abused on social media.
“Us as a national team, albeit in a different sport, we’re just incredibly proud of what they managed to do. It’s such a young team full of talent that the sky is the limit for them. There’s so many more years ahead, so many more tournaments to go and prove themselves in. But in my eyes and everybody else’s eyes in this changing room, they are absolute legends already,” Stokes added.
Ben Stokes is leading the England team against Pakistan in the ODI series. England already claimed the series 2-0 and will look to inflict whitewash.