Lingard reflects on ’emotional’ England Euro 2020 snub

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Lingard reflects on ’emotional’ England Euro 2020 snub

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has spoken about his ’emotional’ and ‘sad’ omission from England’s Euro 2020 squad.

Lingard was called up to England’s provisional 33-man squad after an excellent loan spell at West Ham last season, however, he was one of seven players cut from the squad ahead of the tournament.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 28-year-old described reflected on his Euros snub and spoke about his relationship with .



“It was emotional. You’re sad and you’re down, but you’ve got to respect the manager’s decision.

“Me and Gareth have a great relationship, and now it’s about supporting the boys.

“I love watching – I’m a fan myself,” he said. “I enjoyed going to the beer garden to watch the first game.

“Last year, November time, I think no one thought I’d get near the team. But I worked hard, did well on loan and England came knocking.

“I enjoyed the camp in March – it’s always good to be back with the boys. I played in those games, and then coming up to the Euros, being involved in the 33-man squad was brilliant as well.

“I worked so hard to get there. I didn’t get picked, but I’ll always carry on supporting the boys.”

Whilst on loan at West Ham he scored nine goals and provided five assists in 16 appearances, and helped guide the London club to Europa League football next season.

, and he said: “Regular football is the most important thing for me.

“After going on loan and getting a good run in the team, you started to see the real me, with the goals and the assists.

“I’ve never doubted my ability, I’ve always believed in myself. I spoke to the manager (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) in pre-season and said, ‘I need game time’. He said, ‘we can discuss it December time’, and we spoke again and he agreed to let me go on loan.

“I had various conversations with him during my time at West Ham. He was very supportive and it was a great loan for me.”

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Conte discusses Italy’s chances at Euros and his own future

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Conte discusses Italy’s chances at Euros and his own future

The recently departed Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has weighed up Italy’s chances of winning Euro 2020 as well as discussing his future in the game.

The ex- boss fancies his nation at the tournament after their positive start, saying that they won their group ‘brilliantly.’

Italy topped Group A by defeating Switzerland, Turkey and , without conceding a goal in the process.



Speaking to Radio Rai in Italy, Conte said: “My assessment on Italy is certainly a positive one.

“They had to win their group and they did it brilliantly. They are all rowing in the same direction, the group is tight and hungry. So this generally bodes well.

“I think that the other top national teams all confirmed their value. I like France and Germany. They have experience and strong players. Belgium is an excellent side as well. They would be very dangerous if Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel fully returned to form.”

Conte believes that the Azzurri can win it all: “They have the right consistency and are candidates to go on a deep run. They exude confidence, and the balance between the two phases is noticeable.

“Of course, we need to wait for tougher matches, but we can think very positively. What they are doing must not be underestimated.

“I do not see any outsider coming out on top. One of the expected teams will prevail, hopefully Italy.

“They might face Belgium, which have constantly been higher than them in the ranking despite not winning anything in recent years. They are one of the contenders, but they will have to prove to have made the leap.”

On the comparison of his squad when he was Italy manager, the 51-year-old said: “We were very compact too, the starters and the bench players were all on the same page like today.”

Conte spoke briefly on his own future in management, saying: “I will try to study and learn throughout the next year. I will exploit this that I did not want to the best of my capabilities. It is fine though, I will use it to watch football and spend time with my family.”

The Italian was in talks with following his departure from the Serie A champions, .

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