Is it OK to get excited about England again after the under-21s reached the Euros semi-finals?
The Three Lions’ youth teams can’t stop winning right now.
England’s youth success just keeps on coming after the under-21s progressed to the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship for the first time since 2009.
The side led by Aidy Boothroyd beat hosts Poland 3-0 to secure their place in the next round, with only group winners guaranteed to progress, along with the best-placed runner-up.
Goals from Demarai Gray, Jacob Murphy and Lewis Baker sealed the win, with Slovakia, who beat Sweden 3-0, ready to take first place in Group A if England had dropped points.
An England game that was enjoyable and positive to watch. Haven't said that many times in my lifetime. Great little team we've got. 🦁🦁🦁— Rob Butler (@BobRutler) June 22, 2017
That's it. England are through to their first U21 semi since 2009 - and this was as good a performance as they've given since then.— Seb Stafford-Bloor (@SebSB) June 22, 2017
Don't know what's more surreal about this summer, the June temperatures or the England junior teams playing tournament football like Germans— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) June 22, 2017
The result continues a summer of incredible success for England’s youth teams – a Young Lions side won the Toulon Tournament earlier in June, while youngsters won the Under-20 World Cup a day later.
England U20s win the World Cup 🏆— Coral (@Coral) June 22, 2017
England U21s into the Euros semis ✅
England at the 2018 World Cup _____? pic.twitter.com/k2TAdRAqrg
Buzzing that England U21 are through to the Euro Semi-Finals. Could we have a hat-trick of youth international tournament wins this summer?— Jack Lebeau (@JackLebeau66) June 22, 2017
The under-21s could make it three June trophies with the final coming on the 30th, but with Spain and Germany currently top of Group B and C with a game to go, the competition will only intensify.