Euro 2024 Monday recap: Shaw declares himself 'fit and ready' plus Phil McNulty answered your answers (2024)

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  • Watch live: England defender Luke Shaw news conference

  • Shaw says he is fit and ready to play a full match

  • Shaw continued: 'We love Southgate'

  • Euro 2024 latest: Build-up to semi-finals as tournament enters final week

  • Tuesday's semi-final: Spain v France (20:00 BST)

  • Wednesday's semi-final: Netherlands v England (20:00 BST)

  • England still fourth favourites? - Gracenote report

  • Transfers: Olise leaves Palace to join Bayern

  • - on England's resilience, Wednesday's semi-final and 'reactive' Southgate

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  1. Thank you & goodbye!published at 16:15 8 July

    16:15 8 July

    Thank you for joining us today for the latest football news.

    In case you've missed it, here are the top stories from today:

    • Born in the Football League - England's EFL journey
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    • Olise joins Bayern from Palace on five-year deal
    • Zwayer to referee Netherlands v England

    We will be back first thing tomorrow morning for more football news, join us then.

    Take care!

  2. Shaw stops for picturespublished at 16:12 8 July

    16:12 8 July

    Alex Howell
    BBC football news reporter at the England camp

    If you ever wondered how the pictures of players are sorted for the various outlets and newspapers, this is how.

    The photographers all jostle for position to get the best shot and the player spends a few minutes trying to make sure they’ve looked at all of the cameras.

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  3. Foden stays to play dartspublished at 16:10 8 July

    16:10 8 July

    Alex Howell
    BBC football news reporter at the England camp

    As the press conference finished, Phil Foden who had been doing media elsewhere in the castle where Englands media centre is came to watch Luke Shaw.

    Once the question was finished he started to play darts against the journalists and said he lost his first game of the tournament to them!

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  4. Postpublished at 16:08 8 July

    16:08 8 July

    According to the stats, Micky van de Ven was the quickest player in the Premier League last season, with his top speed of 37.38 km/h.

    Bukayo Saka ranked 122nd, his top speed was 34.36 km/h.

  5. Who will win Euro 2024? Insiders' verdictspublished at 16:05 8 July

    16:05 8 July

    Jesper Langbroek
    Dutch football journalist

    The Turkey game I think showed the Netherlands have a good Plan B - using Wout Weghorst as a striker with Memphis Depay just behind.

    England played with five defenders against Switzerland, so it made it very compact in that area. I think this is the way we need to play if we are going to do it.

    The thing I have noticed with this team is they need a wake-up call to get going. They had that against Austria and then against Romania they were good. Then they had another wake-up call when Turkey took the lead in the quarter-final.

    There is more in both these teams but they are not coming out yet - and that is a similarity between the sides.

    I think the winner will come from the other side of the draw. England and the Netherlands have not yet been tested really; they have faced some good teams but not played the big countries as they are on the other side of the draw.

    I think Spain will win because they are playing good football as a collective. England, France and the Netherlands are still waiting to get everything together, but time is running out.

    WINNER: Spain

    Read more from what insiders from each of the last four nations have said ahead of the Euro 2024 semi-finals.

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  6. Mateta named in France's Olympic squadpublished at 16:03 8 July

    16:03 8 July

    Crystal Palace striker Jean-Philippe Mateta and now Bayern Munich winger Michael Olise have both been named in France's squad for the Olympic Games, starting this month in Paris.

    Manager Thierry Henry has named an 18-man squad, as well as four replacements.

    Among the replacements is young Chelsea midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu.

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  7. Who will win Euro 2024? Insiders' verdictspublished at 15:59 8 July

    15:59 8 July

    Julien Laurens
    French football expert on BBC Radio 5 Live

    We have seen the best of France defensively, certainly. This is what they do, it is their style and it is their DNA. It is also how you win tournaments, being solid defensively.

    Where they have perhaps not been at their best is with the ball. They do not play sexy football, it is not what they are about - but they have been lacking in terms of creating chances. They are usually more effective in the opposition's box.

    Along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe has possibly been the biggest disappointment at this tournament.

    There are a few explanations, the first being the mask he has had to wear after breaking his nose against Austria. In that game he had looked quite sharp. He also had a few fitness issues before the Euros, so I do not think he is fully fit - but the mask is also really bothering him.

    If there is one team that can frustrate Spain more than any other here, it is France.

    For me, with Spain's problems in midfield as a result of Pedri's injury it will be a case of who wins the battle in the middle. The physical impact the France midfield has is incredible and that is where the game will be won.

    This will be a big game for Antoine Griezmann considering he has spent more of his career in Spain than in France, so we need him and Mbappe to raise their games.

    I want a France-England final and I think France, of the four semi-finalists, have the ruthlessness and the experience of this level. I also think at some point Kylian will become Kylian again and will be unbeatable.

    WINNER: France

    Read more from what insiders from each of the last four nations have said ahead of the Euro 2024 semi-finals.

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  8. Who will win Euro 2024? Insiders' verdictspublished at 15:54 8 July

    15:54 8 July

    Phil McNulty
    BBC Sport chief football writer

    If England were to win their first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup, this would not surprise me – but while a sixth sense says England, the head says Spain.

    Spain have looked the best team in what has been a mixed Euro 2024 although they could still come unstuck against a hugely talented but regimented France under Didier Deschamps.

    None of France's players have scored a goal from open play while Spain have been fluent with Lamine Yamal, who is not 17 until the day before the final, a revelation in a side that also boasts world-class talent in the shape of figures such as Manchester City’s Rodri.

    Spain have a potent mix of youth and experience, are growing into the competition and have looked the most impressive team from the start – but I believe they will have to get past England to win Euro 2024.

    WINNER: Spain

    Read more from what insiders from each of the last four nations have said ahead of the Euro 2024 semi-finals.

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  9. Who will win Euro 2024? Insiders' verdictspublished at 15:48 8 July

    15:48 8 July

    Guillem Balague
    Spanish football journalist on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Against France we know we will have to take the initiative, like we had to do against Italy, Albania and Georgia. We will have to be careful against counter-attacks.

    I know for France to win they do not have to play well, but we are also able to win without playing well.

    Perhaps we are not as efficient as we should be with our shots, but because we press so often, eventually we tend to crack the nut and that will happen against France.

    We have suspensions while Pedri was injured in the last game, and we will also have to be careful against France's pace in the likes of Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe.

    But it will go down to what Spain does without the ball - and we are the best team at pressing high, even though there are tired legs - and with the ball.

    I think we will beat France and will meet England in the final.

    WINNER: Spain

    Read more from what insiders from each of the last four nations have said ahead of the Euro 2024 semi-finals.

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  10. Postpublished at 15:42 8 July

    15:42 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    That's all for now from Luke Shaw ahead of Wednesday's semi-final with the Netherlands.

    Let's now take a look at how each of the four nations in the semi-finals are shaping up and how their chances of reaching the final four are looking...

  11. 'Losing Euro 2020 final was the worst I've ever felt'published at 15:37 8 July

    15:37 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on potentially reaching another final: "The motivation is massive. I remember the feelings after that game, it's the worst I've ever felt. The motivation is very high, but we're not there yet, we've still got one massive game against very top opposition. The motivation and the hunger is at their highest."

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  12. 'Why not?'published at 15:33 8 July

    15:33 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on being on whether Jude Bellingham should win the Ballon d'Or if England win the Euros: "Of course, he's had an unbelievable season. He's won the Champions League and La Liga, adding Euros to that list. Why not?

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  13. 'Weghorst has made a decent impact'published at 15:30 8 July

    15:30 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on Netherlands striker and former Manchester United teammate Wout Weghorst: "He's strong, he's a hard-worker. He's been coming on and making a decent impact. If Gareth or the team want my help, they have that. It's not just him though, it's the whole team and I expect a tough test.

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  14. 'Depay is a massive threat'published at 15:27 8 July

    15:27 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on Memphis Depay: "A massive threat. For me, I spent a bit of time with him, I know what he's capable of. He's an unbelievable threat, he's a big player for them.

    It's not just one player, they are a very good team and it will be a tough game."

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  15. 'Ten Hag sent me a cheeky message'published at 15:24 8 July

    15:24 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on speaking to Erik ten Hag about facing the Netherlands: "He sent a cheeky little message about the game, I won't say what it is."

  16. 'We're in the semi-finals, that's the most important thing'published at 15:23 8 July

    15:23 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on facing the Netherlands: "It is a big, big game. I think it will be a really good game.

    "The most important thing is winning games and getting through to the next round. At the moment, we're winning games.

    "I'd like to think I can help the team. The most important thing is winning. Whether people like it or not, how we're playing, we're winning games and we're in the semi-finals."

  17. 'Netherlands have no vulnerabilities'published at 15:20 8 July

    15:20 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

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    England defender Luke Shaw on the Netherlands: "To be honest, I don't think they've got any [vulnerabilities].

    "They're a really good team, they're really well-coached, but we just need to focus on what we do.

    "We're confident in our own ability, the draw doesn't really matter. We just have to do our job."

  18. 'Saka is the most humble guy I've ever met'published at 15:18 8 July

    15:18 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on Bukayo Saka: "I think he's the most humble guy I've ever met, the most likeable person. He's honest, hard-working, got amazing talent and I was so happy with him for the penalty given what he's been through. Everyone loves him."

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  19. 'Not surprised considering how good Kieran Trippier can be at left-back'published at 15:16 8 July

    15:16 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on being the only left-back in the squad: "It surprised me a little bit, but also not really considering how good Kieran Trippier can be at left-back. I see him as left-back cover."

  20. 'Bellingham's progress has been frightening'published at 15:14 8 July

    15:14 8 July

    Netherlands v England (Wed, 20:00 BST)

    England

    England defender Luke Shaw on Jude Bellingham: "The progress has been frightening really. When he first came in, you could see the mentality and talent he had. He has stayed humble, he is brilliant under pressure and shows what he is capable of."

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