The England under-19 team toppled Israel 3-1 to win the Euro Under-19 Championship in the Anton Malatinský Stadium in Trnava, Slovakia. After being down 1-0 down in the 42nd minute, the Three Lions levelled just 10 minutes later thanks to Manchester City’s left-back Callum Doyle’s smashing the ball into the goal.
Then after several half-chances in the remainder of the game, England scored twice in extra time as Aston Villa’s Carney Chukwuemeka chested the ball in the 108th minute followed by Club-teammate Aaron Ramsey who sealed the victory with a tap-in. After the game, these Young Lions were over the moon as they celebrated their second UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
Watch the team celebrating their win here:
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It wasn’t an easy game against tough opposition: Foster
England coach Ian Foster talked about the win and talked about how happy he is after winning the elusive title. “I’m just delighted, the players have worked really, really hard and it wasn’t an easy game against tough opposition,” said Foster.
“I’m just thrilled to win the trophy and the boys are just delighted to be European champions. We got a sense how much it meant to them in March when they qualified because this group missed out on their U17s EUROs because of COVID.”
We should be so proud of them: Foster
“But to get here, and my job is difficult because I can only pick so many players, but the ones we picked were desperate to come and you can see they love playing for England – we should be so proud of them,” Foster added.