Euro 2024 Monday recap: Shaw declares himself 'fit and ready' plus Phil McNulty answered your answers (2024)

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Summary Live Reporting 'We've got way more belief and togetherness'published at 15:13 8 July15:13 8 July 'I felt more nervous watching than playing'published at 15:11 8 July15:11 8 July 'These last two games have bought us closer together'published at 15:09 8 July15:09 8 July Going to games 'motivated me to work back'published at 15:06 8 July15:06 8 July 'I have a lot to thank Southgate for'published at 15:04 8 July15:04 8 July 'We love Southgate'published at 15:01 8 July15:01 8 July 'The last four months have been really tough'published at 14:58 8 July14:58 8 July Shaw arrives in comfortpublished at 14:55 8 July14:55 8 July Here he ispublished at 14:55 8 July14:55 8 July Pickford second to Casillas in Euros save percentagepublished at 14:53 8 July14:53 8 July 'Konsa and Guehi have long England careers ahead of them'published at 14:47 8 July14:47 8 July 'Netherlands might be more to England's liking'published at 14:43 8 July14:43 8 July Does Shaw provide Southgate a defensive dilemma?published at 14:41 8 July14:41 8 July Shaw - what's been said?published at 14:34 8 July14:34 8 July Zwayer to referee Netherlands v Englandpublished at 14:28 8 July14:28 8 July What has Shaw done so far at Euro 2024?published at 14:23 8 July14:23 8 July Shaw to face the mediapublished at 14:17 8 July14:17 8 July 'Southgate deserves total respect for his time in charge'published at 14:04 8 July14:04 8 July 'Guardiola would be my dream England manager'published at 14:01 8 July14:01 8 July 'There is little anyone can do to prepare more in those moments'published at 13:55 8 July13:55 8 July References
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  1. 'We've got way more belief and togetherness'published at 15:13 8 July

    15:13 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on reaching another semi-final: "The belief and the togetherness, we've got way more belief and togetherness than we have done. In moments like this, we have players that can step up. Everyone is looking forward to another semi-final and hopefully, reaching the final."

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  2. 'I felt more nervous watching than playing'published at 15:11 8 July

    15:11 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on missing the start of the tournament: "It was tough. I felt more nervous watching than playing, it is quite tough.

    "I never once thought that we were going to go out, we have to believe right to the end.

    "Good moments like Jude's can happen, but it's down to us to deliver that on the pitch.

    "Game by game we are getting better, there's things we can still improve on but we're looking good."

  3. 'These last two games have bought us closer together'published at 15:09 8 July

    15:09 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

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    England defender Luke Shaw: "These last two games have bought us closer together as a group. We were always a close-knit group, but it's brought us closer together when you go through something like that.

  4. Going to games 'motivated me to work back'published at 15:06 8 July

    15:06 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw: "It's been strange. It's also been difficult as well, going to games, feeling the atmosphere, not putting the shirt on or being involved in games was hard, but that motivated me more to work back.

    "The atmosphere in those games spurred me on.

    "I was of course excited to come back, but the priority was to help us get back into the game and get us through."

  5. 'I have a lot to thank Southgate for'published at 15:04 8 July

    15:04 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw: "I think before the squad got announced, we had a plan [for his recovery].

    "The plan was to come back around the second or third game but, unfortunately, things didn't go as planned and I was pushed back a game or so.

    "Of course, it's tough. They were really there for me, not just Gareth and Steve but the medical staff as well, I have a lot to thank them for."

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  6. 'We love Southgate'published at 15:01 8 July

    15:01 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

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    England defender Luke Shaw: "I don't understand the criticism. What he's done for the country and us players, he's taken us to the next level. No manager has been as successful as he has recently.

    "Us players love him, he's exactly what we need. He allows us to go out on the pitch and be our best. He's shown a lot of faith and trust in picking me."

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  7. 'The last four months have been really tough'published at 14:58 8 July

    14:58 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw: "The last four months have been really tough. At the start, I was expected to come back a lot sooner, but I went through a lot of setbacks. It was really nice to get on the other night and get some minutes, I've been itching.

    "Of course, I think I am [fit and ready to play 90 minutes], that is down to Gareth's decision. I feel fit and ready to go."

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  8. Shaw arrives in comfortpublished at 14:55 8 July

    14:55 8 July

    Alex Howell
    BBC football news reporter at the England camp

    Luke Shaw has arrived for his press conference and he's arrived in comfort. The Manchester United left-back has come in a pair of slippers from the team hotel.

  9. Here he ispublished at 14:55 8 July

    14:55 8 July

    England v Netherlands (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw has just walked in. A quick game of darts and then he'll be taking questions from the media.

    Remember, you can tune in by clicking "watch live" on this page. We'll bring you the best of what he says too.

  10. Pickford second to Casillas in Euros save percentagepublished at 14:53 8 July

    14:53 8 July

    It is hard to overstate how important goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been in providing a steadying influence at the back for any new defenders coming in.

    This Opta statistic on the best save percentages of goalkeepers who have made 10 or more appearances at the European Championship puts Pickford in some very esteemed company:

    • 87% Iker Casillas
    • 85% Jordan Pickford
    • 81% Gianluigi Buffon
    • 80% Edwin van der Sar
    • 78% Andreas Isaksson

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  11. 'Konsa and Guehi have long England careers ahead of them'published at 14:47 8 July

    14:47 8 July

    Phil McNulty Q&A

    Nick B, Rochdale: I think Konsa and Guehihave both shown us that come the World Cup we will have a strong centre-halfpartnership. I pray Shaw is available for Wednesday as it wasn’t great againfrom Trippier against Switzerland, who I do like as a footballer but not on the left side. Kane has notoffered anything and his two goals were sitters. I’d be taking a chance onToney now to boss Van Dijk.

    Phil: Couldn’t agree more, Nick. Konsa and Guehi have both demonstrated that they will have long England careers ahead of them in an area where England will need to rebuild in the not-too-distant future.

    I’d be very tempted to play Luke Shaw but is he fit enough to start?

    Gareth Southgate is a huge Trippier fan, not just because of his playing ability but his communication skills and the way he talks players through games. He will be reluctant to leave him out.

    Ivan Toney has certainly impressed but I don’t think the time has come to drop Harry Kane – although he needs to improve on his display against Switzerland, when he looked leg weary and off the pace.

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  12. 'Netherlands might be more to England's liking'published at 14:43 8 July

    14:43 8 July

    Phil McNulty Q&A

    Kevin: England looked better going forwards having that extra body in midfieldon Saturday but looked vulnerable on the break. With the Netherlands usingGakpo and Depay's speed well this tournament, should Southgate go back to a 4-2-3-1 on Wednesday?

    Phil: Hello, Kevin. I think Gareth Southgate will have seen just enough from that system against Switzerland to stick with it and it may just be that the more open, attacking approach of the Netherlands might be more to England’s liking than the deep defences of Slovenia, Slovakia and Switzerland.

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  13. Does Shaw provide Southgate a defensive dilemma?published at 14:41 8 July

    14:41 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    So if Luke Shaw is fit to be considered for a place in the starting line-up against the Netherlands on Wednesday, will this cause a selection headache for manager Gareth Southgate?

    What is the best option?

    • Stick with a back three and replace Kieran Trippier with Shaw? He might provide a stronger wing-back option
    • Stick with Tripper as the starting left wing-back?
    • Or does Shaw provide enough balance to allow England to revert to a back four?

    You can watch Luke Shaw's news conference live at the top of this page.

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  14. Shaw - what's been said?published at 14:34 8 July

    14:34 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00BST)

    During his question and answer session in this page, BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty said that he would consider starting Luke Shaw against the Netherlands in their Euro 2024 semi-final on Wednesday:

    "I would be very tempted - if I was convinced in my own mind that Luke Shaw was fit - to start him against the Netherlands. We presume Gareth Southgate will know that. He looked very good when he came on and, as you say, gave England more of a balance and attacking threat on the left, where they have struggled at Euro 2024."

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  15. Zwayer to referee Netherlands v Englandpublished at 14:28 8 July

    14:28 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    A German referee once criticised over his match-fixing past by Jude Bellingham will officiate England's European Championship semi-final against the Netherlands on Wednesday.

    Felix Zwayer, 43, will lead an all-German refereeing team.

    In 2021, when Bellingham played for Borussia Dortmund, the England midfielder was fined 40,000 euros (£34,000) for referencing the official's previous ban for match fixing.

    Zwayer was given a six-month ban in 2005.

    Bellingham's comments came after Dortmund lost 3-2 to Bayern Munich.

    During the game, the referee did not give Dortmund a penalty but did award a spot-kick to their opponents.

    Bellingham, who was 18 at the time, told streaming service Viaplay: "You give a referee that has match fixed before the biggest game in Germany. What do you expect?"

    Read the full story here.

  16. What has Shaw done so far at Euro 2024?published at 14:23 8 July

    14:23 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    Gareth Southgate described the selection of Luke Shaw in his provisional squad as a "long shot".

    The 28-year-old Manchester United defender had not played in the Premier League since 18 February after struggling to recover for a hamstring injury and was unable to feature in England's first five matches at Euro 2024.

    He finally managed some minutes as a substitute in England's quarter-final win over Switzerland on Saturday.

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  17. Shaw to face the mediapublished at 14:17 8 July

    14:17 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

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    England defender Luke Shaw will face the media shortly, with his news conference scheduled to take place from around 14:15 BST, although they have been known to run late.

    He will be discussing the Three Lions' semi-final against the Netherlands on Wednesday.

    • You can watch Shaw's news conference live by clicking the play icon at the top of this page.
  18. 'Southgate deserves total respect for his time in charge'published at 14:04 8 July

    14:04 8 July

    Phil McNulty Q&A

    Lee, London: If Gareth Southgate doesn’t end up being the man to finally bring homesilverware for England - though I hope he is - he should beremembered as the man who completely revolutionised the ethos and mentality ofhow our international set-up operates. Bar the odd moment, supporting England between 1992 and 2016 was an absolute chore that always ended in somedepressing heartbreak or embarrassment - followed by excuses on all sides.Those days are long gone, and Southgate deserves full credit for making bothplaying for and watching England a joyful experience. It’s still stressful andtense, but that’s true for all international football fans.

    Phil: Well said, Lee. England are now regularly in the final stages of major tournaments, which was alien territory for a while before Gareth Southgate was appointed. He does need to win one, though, to avoid being remembered as someone who nearly got there but not quite. But Southgate deserves total respect for his time in charge, irrespective of the outcome here.

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  19. 'Guardiola would be my dream England manager'published at 14:01 8 July

    14:01 8 July

    Phil McNulty Q&A

    Alex, Sheffield: Win or lose, I think we can expectGareth Southgate to resign after Euro 2024. Who would be your dreamappointment as the next England manager and who would be the most realisticappointment?

    Phil: Hello, Alex. Pep Guardiola would be my dreamEngland manager but the timing may not be right and he might not even want it.I think after that you are talking about Graham Potter, Eddie Howe if he wantedit, and possibly Mauricio Pochettino, who would be my choice from those three –although I accept there would be a lot of opposition to that appointment.

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  20. 'There is little anyone can do to prepare more in those moments'published at 13:55 8 July

    13:55 8 July

    Phil McNulty Q&A

    Anon: Why do players always just stand around before a penalty shootout? Incricket and NFL you see the players on the sidelines kicking and throwing ballspreparing for the moment. Surely footballers should follow suit, especiallythose who have just come on specifically for a pen.

    Phil McNulty: All preparations are done in advance, as you could see from England’s penalties. Only players on the pitch at the end were in the huddle with Gareth Southgate and you could see the quality of England’s spot-kicks. There is little anyone can do to prepare any more in those few moments. All the work has been done so it only needs the manager to speak to the players who will be involved.

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