After securing the last four consecutive games in major tournaments for the first time in half a century, the Liverpoolman is asking for calm
Jordan Henderson praised England’s dominant Euro 2020 quarter-final against Ukraine as ‘outstanding’, but warned the Three Lions not to face Denmark before their semi-final on Wednesday.
The Liverpool captain scored his first senior goal for Gareth Southgate’s team in what was his 62nd goal kick, with a Harry Kane doubling and a header from Harry Maguire helping a dominant 4-0 win at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
With the last four games of major tournaments secured for the first time in half a century, Henderson talked about how great the opportunity is to help England if they return to Wembley to face the Danes, while warning that they must give their opponents the respect they deserve.
What was said?
“I thought the youngsters were excellent, so yes, overall a great evening,” said the midfielder, who came off the bench for Declan Rice in the second half. Sky Sports News. “You know, we did not achieve, we have to focus quickly and use it in a positive way, after Wednesday and a tough opponent against Denmark.
“We have momentum and we feel confident, but at the same time we have to give Denmark a good reputation because they are a fantastic team. We did not play them long ago and we know how difficult it will be.
Elegant England keeps it clean
Henderson’s arrival just before the hour, with his country three goals to good in Rome, provided the Reds with an important extra minute after a prolonged injury during the second half of the season, but also the suspension risk removes an important man .
On the way to the match, Rice, along with Maguire, fellow midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Phil Foden, who were yellow, all carried yellow cards, meaning a further discussion would have excluded them from any prospective semi-final.
The fear that a brutal performance in Ukraine could be uncomfortable was unfounded, and thanks to Kane who had previously given England an advantage, which reformed the dynamics of the match, but Southgate will no doubt be happy to be a complete contingent for the clash with Kasper Hjulmand’s Denmark at Wembley.