Harry Maguire, a defender of England, has insisted he won’t be happy running for the semi-finals of Euro 2020 after a 4-0 clash with Ukraine on Saturday to set up a last-four clash with Denmark. Maguire scored his team’s second goal in Rome, three years after he also secured England’s World Cup quarter-final victory over Sweden.
Gareth Southgate’s men lost their semifinal 2–1 in Russia after extra time to Croatia, and Maguire believes they will learn from their mistakes in that game. “It’s a great feeling, consecutive semi-finals of a big football tournament is a big achievement, but we don’t stop there,” the Manchester United captain and England defender Harry Maguire told the BBC. “We still have a great game ahead of us and we want to go beyond what we did in the World Cup.”
“The way we have done it reflects the progress we are making as a country. The reform may continue for a long time because we still have a big one.” Maguire’s effort and Jordan Henderson’s first goal in England were both set-piece games, with Harry Kane also scoring twice.
“We talked before the game, we had to get better at attacking certain games,” Maguire said. “I have an excellent relationship. It is good to participate in the goal, but the most important thing is victory. This group of players is not satisfied with the semi-finals. We have to rest, recover and grow up to be another one.” England will return to Wembley on Wednesday, where they played their first four matches of the tournament, allowing 60,000 fans to attend the match against Denmark.