Euro 2020 LIVE: England to play Italy in final after beating Denmark in EXTRA-TIME, Azzurri overcome Spain on penalties


Jose Mourinho was stunned England were awarded the penalty that led to their winner against Denmark.

But despite his surprise at the decision, SunSport columnist Mourinho said the Three Lions more than deserved their historic victory.

The Special One told TalkSPORT: “It was never a penalty.

“The best team won. England deserved to win. England was fantastic but for me it was never a penalty.

“The best team won. England is a better team than Denmark.

“Denmark played the way I was expecting them to and they played until their limits.

“England were really really good and no doubt deserved to win that match. But for me it was never a penalty.

“And I think at this level – especially at this level – the semi-final of a Euros…

“I don’t understand really the referee’s decision and I understand even less the fact the VAR didn’t bring the ref to the screen or didn’t overturn the decision.

“For me it’s never a penalty. Not with [Jannik] Vestergaard or with the second defender.

“So as a football man I’m very happy England won, don’t get me wrong, and they deserved to win.

“But as a football man I’m disappointed the penalty was given.”


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