Shaw prophetic: “I said that those who don’t play much had to be ready…”

Gareth Southgate believed in his recovery and relied on him in the last two games. Luke Shaw he responded present and is now ready to be a protagonist in the final against Spain, after having scored the goal of the illusory English advantage in the one three years ago lost against Italy at Wembley: “I’m really happy for Ollie Watkins. The other day I said in my press conference that those who don’t play a lot never know when their chance will come, but you have to be ready”, the Manchester United defender told the official UEFA channels after the 2-1 victory in the semi-final against the Netherlands.

“That’s exactly what happened: Ollie hadn’t played much, he had an opportunity and he took it.”

Holland-England 1-2, the match report
Netherlands (4-3-3): Verbruggen; Dumfries (45’+3′ st Brobbey), De Vrij, Van Dijk, Aké; Schouten, Simons (45’+3′ Zirkzee), Reijnders; Malen (1′ st Weghorst), Depay (35′ Veerman), Gakpo. Technical Commissioner: Koeman.

England (3-4-2-1): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Guehi; Saka (45’+3′ Konsa), Rice, Mainoo (45’+3′ Gallagher), Trippier (1′ st Shaw); Foden (36′ st Palmer), Bellingham; Kane (36′ st Watkins). Technical Commissioner: Southgate.

Referee: Zwayer
Markers: 7′ Simons (O), 18′ pen. Kane (I), 45’+1′ st Watkins (I)
Ammonites: Dumfries, Simons, Bellingham, Saka, Van Dijk