By Ben Browning
Published: June 11, 2021 7:43 am
Last Updated: June 11, 2021 7:43 am
England Daily: June 11, 2021
Euro 2020 has finally arrived.
A year late, and still with far more red tape than we as fans would like, the international competition kicks off this evening as Italy host Turkey.
England’s opening game against Croatia is also drawing ever nearer, and the excitement is building across the nation ahead of kick off at 2pm on Sunday.
In case you needed pumping up, here are the five stories you need this morning.
If you missed yesterday’s five top stories, you can catch up with them, here.
1) Marcus Rashford enters The Lions’ Den
After appearances for Mason Mount and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, it was the turn of Marcus Rashford to enter the Lions’ Den.
The 23-year-old is already into his third tournament at senior level, and said he felt like “one of the experienced ones” despite his age.
He also revealed that when it comes to basketball, he would pick Tyrone Mings first and Bukayo Saka last, claiming he’s “just a rebound master”.
Rashford will be keen to put Europa League heartbreak behind him this summer as he, and England, look to bring it home.
2) Chelsea’s Reece James faces the media
Champions League winner Reece James found himself on media duties at St George’s Park, where he discussed which Chelsea player he’d pick for England, how he is dealing with success, and how he’s trying not to brag to the Manchester City members of the squad.
“The last few weeks have been very hectic, we’ve had a lot of games and massive games.
Coming here, you kind of need to step away from club rivalry. We had Manchester City in the final but when we come here we’re a collective team. We kind of push it aside and we’re one team here and we need to work together”
James also went on to name Frank Lampard as his idol, and reveal that he is in regular contact with legendary full-back Ashley Cole about his game.