Manchester United legends David Beckham and Wayne Rooney send England messages
England will face off against Italy on Sunday in the European Championship final at Wembley after beating Denmark.
Manchester United legends David Beckham and Wayne Rooney both issued messages to England following the dramatic Euro 2020 semi-final victory over Denmark.
Gareth Southgate's side fell behind in the first half following Mikkel Damsgaard's free-kick but equalised before the half-time break courtesy of Simon Kjaer's own goal.
After a goalless second period, England were on the front foot heading into extra time and the decisive moment came after Raheem Sterling was judged to have been fouled inside the area.
Following a VAR review, Harry Kane stepped-up and saw his penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel but smashed home the rebound to send England to their first major tournament final since 1966.
All eyes are now cast ahead to Sunday's final against Italy, with Beckham and Rooney, both legends for club and country and who were at Wembley for the Denmark win, issuing their messages after the game.
On Instagram, Beckham said: “Big night and proud to have been stood there watching Gareth and the boys make history... hard fight to the end, but wow was it worth it. Well done boys and well done to the incredible fans in the stadium and around the country. What a night.”
Rooney also took to social media, sharing an image of himself alongside his family in attendance at Wembley - along with a caption saying "What a night".
England will be hoping for bigger celebrations after the final whistle on Sunday, in the quest to bring an end to 55 years of hurt.
Wembley is once again the host of the occasion, with the national stadium being the home for England at Euro 2020 in all but one of their fixtures.
Victory against Italy would see England lift the European Championship for the first time ever.