Sir Raheem Sterling helps England reach a major final in 55 years!
Raheem Sterling was once again there for England to get them a hard-fought win against a very challenging adversary.
Raheem Sterling's England beat Denmark 2-1 in the Euro 2020 semi-final and England's number one, (Sterling) was at the core of the historic win. Raheem for the past six games has been a catalyst for this England side and once again showed why he is deserving of the Player of the Tournament award. From forcing in equaliser (which we rule as a goal in our books) to getting the penalty that sent England to the European Championship finals. Sterling has been the best player in the tournament.
"I said this after the group games, I think Raheem Sterling has been England's best player by a long way." - Jamie Carragher
Sterling has been incredible and has come a long way in his international career and indeed could be the one to bring it home. Sterling was the one to force an equaliser after a great ball by Bukayo Saka in the 39th minute. The game continued 1-1 until the 104th minute when a controversial penalty decision after Raheem's claimed foul gave Harry Kane the chance to give England the lead. Though, Kane missed - but scored via a rebound. A goal which saw England get to the finals of the Euros - all thanks to Sir Sterling. Once again, proving everyone of his critics wrong.
“I went into the box and he stuck his right leg out, and it touched my leg so it was a clear penalty.” - Raheem Sterling
Though, Raheem still got hate. Racism. All over Raheem's Instagram post talking about a historic win for England was seen with a barrage of monkey emojis and racist, derogatory words/terms.
via @stephenthememe on Twitter.
Actions like this have no place in football and no one deserves to get such abuse.
Theo Walcott on Raheem Sterling: “For me, player of the tournament without a shadow of doubt.”
Raheem Sterling is said to receive a knighthood if England beat Italy this Sunday alongside England manager, Gareth Southgate and England captain, Harry Kane, with other members of the squad expected to honoured in some way too.
Kyle Walker was England's unsung hero of the night, providing the national team with an incredible defensive masterclass. Kyle showed once again why he is Britain's best right-back.
John Stones was unlucky to not get a clean-sheet but once again showed his class throughout the game and even had a shot close to the goal.
Phil Foden was substituted on in the 4th minute of extra-time and ramped up the intensity of game instantly.
All in all, our players have consistently showed their class in very single game they have played for England this summer. Best of luck against, Mancini's men!
Written by Shayne/@MCFCnow.