England manager Gareth Southgate told fans that “their support and energy has given us a huge boost” as his side prepare to face Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
In a video message posted a few hours before kick-off at Wembley, south gate thanked the fans for their “incredible support”, adding “your support and energy has given us a huge boost.”
He said: “We hope we have represented you in the right way. We hope you enjoyed watching us play.
“We now know we have to deliver for you, so we’ll do whatever we can.”
It came after Prince William sent his best wishes to the England squad as they count down to their historic Wembley final tonight.
the duke of cambridge, who is also the president of the FA, posted a video message saying: “I can’t really believe this is happening. So exciting and I just wish you the best of luck.”
“You bring out the best of England and we’re all behind you. The whole country is behind you. So take it home.”
His grandmother sent a personal message to England manager on Saturday, recalling her experiences watching England crowned world champions in 1966.
The Queen wrote: “I want to extend my congratulations to you and my family on reaching the final of the European Championships, and send you my best wishes for tomorrow with the hope that history will not only record your success but also the spirit, the commitment and the pride with which you have conducted yourself. “
Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote a similar letter to the team last night, telling them they had “lifted the spirits of the whole country” in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
“Tomorrow we know you can lift this trophy too,” he wrote.
Mr Johnson told Southgate and the team they had “already made history”.
“For most people in this country, this is the first time this has happened in their lives,” the prime minister wrote.
“You forged a band of brothers whose energy, tenacity and teamwork – and …
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