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Roy Keane Had To Tell Gary Neville To Settle Down With Euro 2024 Final Talk On ITV

Roy Keane Had To Tell Gary Neville To Settle Down With Euro 2024 Final Talk On ITV
Gary Connaughton
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England are through to the Euro 2024 final, overcoming the Netherlands in dramatic fashion in their semi-final clash in Dortmund tonight.

The Dutch would take an early lead in the game, with Xavi Simons making the most of a Declan Rice mistake in midfield by powering in a shot from distance.

The Dutch had certainly started the better of the two sides, although England would soon grow into the game. They got back on level terms in controversial circumstances.

Their opening goal came from the penalty spot, although the decision to give the spot kick was a questionable one. It came after a VAR check, where the referee was told to go to the monitor to review a Denzel Dumfries challenge on Harry Kane. He ultimately adjudged that a foul had been committed in the box, with Kane tucking away the resulting penalty.



England were the better side for the remainder of the first half, although they were unable to find a second goal before the interval.


They could not keep that same level of dominance once the game resumed, with the Dutch arguably creating the better chances in the second half. However, just as the game looked to be petering out towards extra-time, Ollie Watkins would pop with a wonderful late winner.

They will now face Spain in Sunday's final.


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Roy Keane Told Neville To Settle Down With Euro 2024 Final Talk

This was a dramatic victory for England, who probably shaded this game over the course of the 90 minutes. They have not performed well for the vast majority of this tournament, but they are now just one game away from winning Euro 2024.

Speaking on ITV, Roy Keane said that England deserved plenty of credit for the way they came through tonight's game.

I think they deserve huge credit, they keep coming up with all the answers. Obviously Holland done well in the second half trying to suffocate England.

When the subs came on they found a way to win. They've had plenty of luck, even the penalty today.

They obviously have big personalities there and a desire to keep going, they kept playing their game. Well deserved...

I think Spain are brilliant to watch, the way they keep possession and they've got some brilliant young players. When you analyse the game last night against a French team who weren't really at it, the French had some good chances.

I'd have Spain as favourites, but sometimes you think things are written in the stars for this England team. When you think of it, they should have been out of it a week or so ago, they've now got momentum and you're talking about the mindset of the players.

There may well be a developing sense of destiny among England supporters, and while Roy Keane said they have been building quite a bit of momentum, he was careful not to let his fellow pundits carried away.

When Gary Neville almost went as far as to suggest that England were destined to win Euro 2024, he made sure to pull him back from the brink.

Neville: Spain were fifth or sixth favourites coming into this tournament. Not many people fancied them, I didn't fancy them. But they've been the best team in terms of football and performances by a country mile. They've been brilliant all the way through.

We've got our work cut out on Sunday. But as Roy said, it feels like something is happening. Sometimes you feel like it's your name on the trophy. We're not saying that here.

Keane: Careful there.

Neville: You score a goal with 90 seconds to go, you win a penalty shootout, you score in the last minute tonight. Things are stacking up in your favour and you're building confidence, it feels like something is happening. But let's be clear, Spain have been a far better team in this tournament than we have so far.

Keane: But the best teams don't always win the tournaments, that's what football and sport is about.

Spain will certainly go into the final as favourites, having been by far the best team so far during Euro 2024. However, anything can happen in a one-off game.

England have already shown throughout this tournament that they can get over the line when they are not at their best. They will be confident of doing so once again on Sunday.

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