ENGLAND’S stars are convinced they will win Euro 2024 after a team summit with manager Gareth Southgate.
The Three Lions face Ukraine in a qualifier on Saturday as they look to extend their perfect start to five straight wins.
Brighton defender Lewis Dunk said: “We had a meeting the other day and the manager talked about winning the Euros and the whole squad is thinking about winning the Euros.
“Being around these top players, I can see why he is saying that and why England can win.”
Dunk earned his only previous cap against the USA under Southgate in 2018.
He added: “I would say that’s the big change in mentality from when I was here five years ago.
“It’s not ‘how far can we get in a tournament?’ It’s winning a tournament.
“So that is probably the biggest change I’ve seen coming back.
“It’s now, ‘We will win this tournament. We want to win this tournament’. That’s what we’re going there to do.”
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England are already big favourites to qualify for next year’s finals in Germany as they hold a six-point lead in Group C, despite Ukraine and Italy having games in hand.
Dunk added: “You look at the past tournaments and the progress there has been. I’ve been watching from home and seeing the progress, it’s been incredible, as a fan of England.
“Now I think it’s got to hopefully be time when one of these days we do win one.”
England have a string of injury issues with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jack Grealish joining John Stones, Tyrone Mings and Luke Shaw on the sidelines.
The Three Lions expect a tough game against Ukraine, who will play the home fixture in the Polish city of Wroclaw.
England then face Scotland in a Glasgow friendly on Tuesday.
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