The comments made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 10 July 2021.
To Gareth Southgate and our England heroes, I want to say thank you.
On and off the field, you’ve shown the best of England during this tournament.
You’ve been as fearless as the three lions on our crest. You’ve lit up this tournament. And in spite of those who tried to undermine you, you’ve used your platform to stand up for our shared values as a country.
In doing so, you have become role models not just to a generation of young people, but to an entire nation.
I want you to know that as you line up at Wembley today, the whole of England will be bursting with pride watching you.
We still believe. Bring it home.