'Looking at that man there, he's everything a leader should be' - Gary Neville leads praise for Gareth Southgate after England reach Euro 2020 semi-final

Gary Neville praised Gareth Southgate after England reached the Euro 2020 final with an extra-time win over Denmark.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 7:35 am

An own goal and a Harry Kane winner saw England through to face Italy in Sunday's final.

And after the win, Neville said on ITV's coverage: "The standard of leaders in this country for the last couple of years has been poor. Looking at that man there it's everything a leader should be. Respectful, humble, tells the truth, genuine.

"He's fantastic Gareth Southgate he really did a great job."

And fans across England took to social media to praise the job the former Crawley schoolboy has done.

Paul Taylor-Burr said: "I'm 53 I've waited all my life for this feeling in actual tears THANK YOU GARETH, THANK YOU ENGLAND."

Karen Dunn tweeted: "The boy from Crawley has done us proud! (And the players weren't bad, either) #ENGDEN."

Glenda Ford posted on our Facebook page: "Our home boy Southgate's from Crawley proud to live in Crawley and very proud to be english our boys our heroes it's coming home"

Gareth Southgate celebrates the win
Gareth Southgate celebrates the win

@Sara_mac said: "I think it’s sad that @GarethSouthgate has been defined by ‘that penalty’ and now I’m so glad he’s defining his own history by taking England to the finals- amazing #englandvdenmark #DENENG #ItsComingHome #thankyouGareth."

@MrsEvs3 tweeted: "@GarethSouthgate you can be so so proud what a performance, what a leader - whole team has done you proud especially @sterling7 @HarryKaneMBE what a night for the country well done everyone, thank you xxx"