During the Ukraine celebrations, England star Declan Rice reacts to Harry Kane’s “chokehold.”
As England celebrated Harry Maguire’s goal against Ukraine on Saturday evening, Declan Rice was mobbed by Harry Kane.
While England celebrated Harry Maguire’s goal against Ukraine in their Euro 2020 quarter-final match on Saturday evening, Declan Rice was seen appearing uneasy as Harry Kane placed his arm around the West Ham United man’s neck. The Three Lions romped to a 4-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico, advancing to a semi-final clash with Denmark at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
Kane scored inside five minutes to give England a perfect start, and Maguire added a second with a thundering header shortly after the break.
Just seconds later, the Tottenham striker scored his second and England’s third goals of the game, with Jordan Henderson joining in around the hour mark to round off a near-perfect day for Gareth Southgate’s team in Rome.
As a result of the result, the one-time World Cup winners have advanced to their second major event semi-final in three years, with a spot in the final against either Spain or Italy firmly in their sights.
Rice, who has established himself as a staple for England in recent seasons, put up a solid showing and came close to scoring with a thundering attempt that was parried by Ukraine goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan just before half-time.
Southgate was unwilling to risk a yellow card, which would have thrown the Hammers captain out of the semi-final against Denmark, therefore he was eventually replaced during the second half.
Rice was surrounded by Kane as England celebrated Maguire’s goal on 46 minutes. Kane rushed on his back and briefly held the 22-year-neck old’s in a chokehold.
Rice appeared to be in pain before the England captain removed his arm in a hilarious moment captured by supporters and shared on social media.
After the match, the man responded to the event by humorously tweeting, “Why always me?”
Meanwhile, England manager Gareth Southgate was pleased with the result but advised caution at full-time, expressing his desire to follow in the footsteps of Sir Alf Ramsey and lead the Three Lions to major tournament glory.
Why am I always the center of attention?
The 50-year-old told reporters, “It’s fantastic.” “I believe it’s still sinking in that there are three semi-finals, including the 2019”Brinkwire Summary News.”