Raheem Sterling hails “top” England performance
Raheem Sterling has praised the England squad after their Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark.
Harry Kane struck in extra time to send England through after a superb two hours of football.
Mikkel Damsgaard had earlier given Denmark the lead before a Simon Kjaer own goal levelled the score.
“It was a top performance. We had to dig in deep. It was the first time we conceded but we responded well and showed good spirit,” Sterling told ITV.
“We knew it would be difficult. We stayed patient and we knew the legs and aggressiveness we have in the team we’d be okay.
“It’s another step in the right direction. We have to focus on the weekend now. It’s step-by-step. We know what football means to this country. The energy, the atmosphere…It was top.
“Now we have Italy. We will celebrate a little bit then focus on Italy.”
Sterling’s excellent form continued for England as he caused problems for the Danish defence and won England’s penalty.