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Keir Starmer has hinted that there may very well be a Bank Holiday on the playing cards if England wins the Euros.

The new Prime Minister, talking on BBC, admitted that if Gareth Southgate’s males emerge triumphant in Sunday’s ultimate towards, Spain, then his Government must “mark” the event.

Speaking on ITV, he mentioned: “Well we should certainly mark the occassion, I don’t want to jinx anything.

“I went to the final Euros ultimate, I do not need to undergo that once more.

“We must mark it in some way but the most important thing is getting it over the line on Sunday.”

Last yr, Sir Keir known as for there to be a Bank Holiday if the Lionesses received the ladies’s World Cup.

Gareth Southgate says England have to be “exceptional” out and in of possession if their first ultimate on overseas soil is to finish in Euro 2024 glory towards workforce of the event Spain.

The Three Lions will face Spain on Sunday after Ollie Watkins’ increidble strike secured a 2-1 win over the Netherlands in Wednesday evening’s semi-final.

This is the primary time an English males’s workforce has made it to a serious ultimate abroad and a second successive continental ultimate for a aspect that misplaced on penalties to Italy on the finish of the final version.

Spain are the bookmakers’ favourites to triumph in Berlin, the place Southgate will try to mastermind England males’s first continental crown having fallen agonisingly quick within the Euro 2020 ultimate.

Asked if going through offensive, possession-focused groups fits England higher than defensive outfits, the supervisor mentioned with a smile: “Well, we have to get the ball off them first!

“It’s not as simple as us having the ball and making them run. I mean, they press very, very well, so we’re going to have to be exceptional with the ball, and we’re going to have to be exceptional without it.

“But it’s a final, you expect it to be that way. They’ve been the best team. We’re starting to show a better version of ourselves.

“The extra day is a concern. You know, in the last few tournaments that’s been a problem for finalists, so we’ve got to do the very best we can to recover the players as well as we can.

“But we’re not going to be on the training ground. That’s simple. We’ll be walking through things or delivering things in meetings, which was the same for this game.

“But we’re in there and with what we’ve shown to this point we have as good a chance as they do.”