Gareth Southgate calls Cole Palmer a ‘fearless old man’. See his reason

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England are through to the semi-finals of the Euros, after beating Switzerland on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

The Three Lions successfully dispatched all their penalties, much to the delight of Gareth Southgate.

Bukayo Saka played the third kick for England, and converted it, after being widely abused for missing a penalty kick just four years ago.

When asked by the BBC about Saka, Southgate said: “So brave. Look, he’s one of our best so we were never in any question that he was going to take one.

“But we all know what he went through [so] to deliver as he did.”

Southgate then turned his attention to the other takers – Cole Palmer, Jude Bellingham, Ivan Toney and Trent Alexander-Arnold – who all converted their kicks.

The England manager then he hilariously described Cole Palmer as an old fearless man.

He added: “But not just him. Trent, Ivan to come on and take them as they did.

“Cole, he’s like an old man isn’t he the way he’s fearless.

“So huge performance, huge result for us, and we’re still in it.”

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