After groups that could have gone very differently, there were identical sentiments in the dressing rooms of Germany, Spain, Portugal, Croatia and – to a lesser degree – England. The rallying call was that poor performances and negatives no longer matter. Those squads now have the confidence of qualification. Their tournaments only “start now”.
So how did the EURO 2020 group stage feel for the team who brought you the television coverage?
Stephen Appiah and Laryea Kingston sat down with the Joy Sports trio of Nathaniel Attoh, George Addo Jnr and Gary Al-Smith for a chat about the opening sequence of games.
It was fun, informal and informative too. Expect more behind the scenes revelations!