England stars convinced they will WIN Euro 2024 after summit with Southgate

ENGLAND’S stars are ­convinced they will win Euro 2024 after a team summit with manager ­Gareth Southgate.

The Three Lions face Ukraine in a qualifier on Saturday as they look to extend their perfect start to five straight wins.


A summit with Gareth Southgate has resulted in England believing they will win Euro 2024Credit: Reuters
Stars are fired up after going close to glory at Euro 2020


Stars are fired up after going close to glory at Euro 2020Credit: Getty

And boss Southgate has urged the team to go one step further than Euro 2020 when they lost the Wembley final on penalties to Italy.

Brighton defender Lewis Dunk said: “We had a meeting the other day and the manager talked about winning the Euros and the whole squad is thinking about winning the Euros. 

“Being around these top players, I can see why he is saying that and why England can win.”

Dunk earned his only previous cap against the USA under Southgate in 2018.

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He added: “I would say that’s the big change in mentality from when I was here five years ago.

“It’s not ‘how far can we get in a tournament?’ It’s winning a tournament.

“So that is probably the biggest change I’ve seen coming back.

“It’s now, ‘We will win this tournament. We want to win this tournament’. That’s what we’re going there to do.”


Lewis Drunk admits there's been a huge shift in mentality since his last cap


Lewis Drunk admits there’s been a huge shift in mentality since his last capCredit: Getty

England are already big favourites to qualify for next year’s finals in Germany as they hold a six-point lead in Group C, despite Ukraine and Italy having games in hand.

Dunk added: “You look at the past tournaments and the progress there has been. I’ve been watching from home and seeing the progress, it’s been incredible, as a fan of England.

“Now I think it’s got to hopefully be time when one of these days we do win one.”

England have a string of injury issues with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jack Grealish joining John Stones, Tyrone Mings and Luke Shaw on the sidelines.

The Three Lions expect a tough game against Ukraine, who will play the home fixture in the Polish city of Wroclaw.

England then face Scotland in a Glasgow friendly on Tuesday.

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