‘We’re all buzzing’ – Mainoo calls for England to make history in Euro 2024 final

Mainoo, 19, enjoyed another landmark night as he became the youngest-ever England player to start a semi-final at a major tournament. He did so by showing a degree of composure on the pitch and Gareth Southgate’s best player on the pitch.

On the other hand, Shaw missed out on a place in the starting eleven. He came on at the start of the second half to replace Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier.

England’s winner came courtesy of Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins on the brink of stoppage-time.

Speaking to BBC Five Live after the game, Mainoo said: “It’s an indescribable feeling, we’re all buzzing. It’s been such a journey to get here. I feel like we’ve built on all the performances that we’ve had leading to this point, and I feel like the only way is up. It’s time to put ourselves into history.

“We had the game under control in the middle of the park. And I feel like in the second half we just had to grind it out. It was tough but the whole squad was a help, with the impact off the bench from Cole and Ollie. What a finish!

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