As the final of Euro 2020 approaches, the Queen and Boris Johnson wish England luck.
Prior to the Euro 2020 final, the Queen and Boris Johnson have sent messages of support to the England team.
The king applauded the current team’s “spirit, passion, and pride with which you have behaved yourself,” recalling delivering the World Cup trophy to Bobby Moore in 1966.
The prime minister wrote to the squad, saying they had “lifted the spirits of the entire country” in a letter.
“I can’t believe this is happening,” the Duke of Cambridge stated.
The English Football Association’s president, Prince William, pushed the team to “bring it home” and stated the team had already shown “the very best of England.”
The Queen praised the England players’ “spirit, commitment, and pride” in her speech.
“I was privileged to give the World Cup to Bobby Moore fifty-five years ago and saw what it meant to the players, management, and support staff to reach and win the final of a major international football competition,” she wrote.
“I’d like to express my congratulations, as well as those of my family, on reaching the final of the European Championships, and to send my best wishes for tomorrow, in the hopes that history will record not only your victory, but also the spirit, commitment, and pride with which you have conducted yourselves.”
Mr. Johnson reminded the team in his letter that they had “already made history” by bringing England to the final of a major international championship for the first time in 55 years.
“You’ve established a gang of brothers whose perseverance, teamwork, and sheer flare seem to shine through in everything you do,” he remarked.
“You’ve elevated the morale of the entire country, and we know you can do it again tomorrow.
“We’re not just hoping or praying for anything to happen. Gareth, we believe in you and your wonderful team.
“On behalf of the entire country, best wishes, have a fantastic game, and bring it home!”
‘It’s very exciting,’
William continued “What a team effort this has been. Every member of the squad has contributed, and the entire backroom staff has been indispensable.
“I can’t believe this is actually occurring. It’s all really exciting, and I wish you the best of luck.
“You bring the best out of England, and we’re all rooting for you. You have the support of the entire country. So, take it home with you.”
In the meantime, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer praised the players as “role models” and asked them to “bring it home.”
“You’ve demonstrated the best of England on and off the field during this tournament,” he remarked.
“You’ve displayed the same bravery as the three lions on our crest. This competition has been lit up by you. And, despite those who tried to discredit you, you’ve utilized your platform to defend our country’s common principles.”
Southgate said at a press conference on Saturday evening: “The letter from the Queen and the Prime Minister to the entire team – as well as the recognition that the players have approached this in the proper manner – has been terrific.
“But this is a championship game, and we’re here to win. Now we want to take the trophy home with us.”
Supporters lined the road earlier on Saturday as the England team bus left the England training base at Burton upon Trent. On Saturday night, the players will stay in Watford, which is closer to Wembley Stadium.
Captain Harry Kane expressed his thoughts as follows: “Seeing the fans on the street and the response we’ve received has just served to emphasize the magnitude of the moment.
“We understand how much the English fans mean to us, so we are honored to be representing them, and we aim to do them proud tomorrow night.”
The Queen isn’t the only one who is rooting for the England team; Kane revealed that star Tom Cruise had called the squad.
“We actually had Tom Cruise get in touch yesterday evening,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live. You have all of the football fans.”
“We were fortunate enough to have a watch of one of his films,” Kane continued, “so I believe he was over here in the UK and he just dialed in and Facetimed us just to wish us the best as a group.” So that was thoughtful of him.
“I’m not sure if he’ll be at the final or not, but football is such an important part of the globe, and it’s good to have that support.”
A message of good luck from David Baddiel, Frank Skinner, and the Lightning Seeds, the band behind the football anthem Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home), was also projected onto the Dover white cliffs prior to the match.