Euro 2020 - 'Right thing to do' - Gary Neville gives verdict on Jack Grealish substitution in extra-time v Denmark
Gary Neville believes Jack Grealish will have no complaints about his substitution in extra-time against Denmark, even if he is probably embarrassed to be a subbed sub. Grealish was hooked after Harry Kane put England in front and Neville praised Gareth Southgate over the call. “He’ll make the decisions that need to be made for the team to be successful and he puts the team first," he said.
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“Denmark threw four forwards forward and we needed five [defenders] back.
“Raheem [Sterling] was such a threat that it was either going to be Phil [Foden] or Jack to get the solidity without the ball.
England's forward Harry Kane (R) celebrates with England's midfielder Phil Foden (L) after scoring a goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final football match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium in London on July 7, 2021.
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“We still needed to get that pressure up the pitch. We sank a little bit too deep for five minutes or so.
“We just needed to keep the ball and it took us five minutes to work that out. When we started to keep it, we were running the clock down with a lot less anxiety.”