England supporters lined the streets to give their heroes a memorable send-off on Saturday evening, as the players left St George’s Park for London, ahead of Sunday’s enormous Euro 2020 final against Italy.
The Three Lions have been looking forward to the fixture since beating Denmark 2-1 on Wednesday evening, and the coaching staff have been putting the final touches on their preparation for the nation’s first major final in 55 years.
And Three Lions supporters came out in their hundreds to wish the players well on their journey to London, lining the streets outside England’s training ground in Burton to wave the stars off.
England’s official Twitter account posted a video of the touching moment, showing fans out in force, with the players in the coach completely taken aback by the level of support from their admirers.
They also shared photos of the passionate fans, who waited in the sun to cheer on their departing heroes.
“Look down the street!” exclaimed one passenger upon seeing the impressive crowd awaiting them. Fans were waving flags, cheering and saluting the players as they drove down the road. The lyrics to ‘Football’s coming home’ were also heard, as supporters sang songs in tribute to their finalists.
The Three Lions booked their place in the Euro 2020 final on Wednesday evening, coming from behind to beat Denmark 2-1, thanks to a Harry Kane strike in extra-time. Gareth Southgate’s men will face Italy on Sunday evening, aiming to make history by becoming the first England team to ever lift the European Championship trophy.
The players will take to the Wembley turf on Sunday evening, becoming the maiden team to have reached this point in the competition, and will be hoping to finish the job, to cap off a stellar campaign in the summer tournament.