Rome [Italy], July 4 (ANI): After scoring a brace in the quarterfinal clash against Ukraine in the ongoing Euro 2020, England striker Harry Kane said that his side gave a fantastic performance and they are all ready for the semifinals.
Harry Kane scored a brace while Harry Maguire and Jordon Henderson registered one goal each as England thrashed Ukraine 4-0 in the quarterfinals here at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. With this win, the Three Lions have set up a semifinal clash against Denmark at the Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
"Fantastic performance from everybody. A perfect night, a perfect start. Ukraine created a few problems for us in the following minutes. But we came out with fire after the break and afterwards we kept the ball good. We are on the right track. What a moment to be involved in. We have to recover now and take the confidence from the game," Goal.com quoted Kane as saying.
"We know how much it hurts to not go to the final. We have a vision of where we want to be, and this is winning a tournament. We want to do the fans, our friends and family proud. What a moment for us as a team and as a nation. It's an opportunity, we have to grab with both hands," he added.
England had lost the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Croatia and now three years later, they would be playing another semifinal of a major tournament.
England got off the blocks quickly as Harry Kane made no mistake in converting a lovely cross from Raheem Sterling into a goal in just the 4th minute of the game. After that, no more goals were scored in the first half, and as a result, the Three Lions went into the interval with a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, England displayed its A-game and managed to score three more goals to eventually win the match 4-0. First, Jordon Henderson netted the ball into the goalpost in the 46th minute and four minutes later, Kane scored again to give England a 3-0 lead, leaving Ukraine search for all kinds of answers.
The final nail in the coffin for Ukraine came in the 63rd minute as Henderson got among the goal-scoring charts and in the end, England walked away with a 4-0 win. (ANI)