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Teddy Sheringham backs England to beat Netherlands like he did in 1996 – then go on to WIN Euro 2024

TEDDY Sheringham is backing England to stage a repeat of his best-ever game — and avenge Dutch manager Ronald Koeman.

Striker Teddy scored twice and was man of the match in the 4-1 win over the Netherlands at Wembley in Euro 96.

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Sheringham is backing England to beat Netherlands in Euro 2024, above celebrating his goal[/caption]

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He believes Gareth Southgate’s squad will go one better than his 1996 pals — and get to the final.

Teddy, 58, said a triumph in tonight’s semi-final in Dortmund would also be long-awaited revenge on Koeman, who famously robbed England of qualification for the 1994 World Cup.

Koeman pulled back David Platt when he was through on goal in the 1993 qualifier.

But the referee failed to show him a deserved red card, and he then banged in a free kick at the other end minutes later, ending English hopes of getting to the US.

Teddy said: “Koeman scored the free kick when he should have been sent off — it was very obvious.

“I don’t think we were playing great football but still didn’t deserve to lose like that and it hasn’t been forgotten.

“So it’d be sweet revenge if we could beat his team.”

Teddy, was the stand-out star when England outclassed the fancied Dutch in 1996 after struggling in the tournament.

He believes the current squad — which have been similarly criticised — can repeat their feat.

Teddy, who shone alongside the likes of Alan Shearer and Paul Gascoigne, said: “I think our top players will come alive just like we did in 96.


“They’ve had to grind out results all through this tournament — this could be the time when our stars perform.

“That’s what top players do and we’ve got a few in our camp.

“It was the same against Holland in 96 when we knew we had to play exceptionally well to beat them.

“A lot of our top players stepped up to the plate that night and this team can do the same with players like Kane, Bellingham and Foden.”

The father of three, who predicts a 1-0 England win tonight, still gets asked about the disguised pass he laid on for Shearer to lash one in.

Teddy, talking to The Sun thanks to Crypto Sports Betting, said: “Lots of people around the world mention that.

“They can’t believe I didn’t shoot.”

He said Shearer would never have passed but added: “I got as much satisfaction from watching that one fly in as I would if I’d scored.”

It comes as England fans are set to be hugely outnumbered by the Orange Army tonight after being rocked by flight, hotel and ticket prices.

Authorities estimate 30,000 lionhearts will be in Dortmund, with up to 80,000 Dutch supporters.

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Teddy is mobbed after scoring against Holland in 1996[/caption]

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Teddy, above with wife Kristina, believes Gareth Southgate’s squad will reach the final of Euro 2024[/caption]

Scott Fairbank saw England’s quarter-final with wife Sam and daughter Freya, 13, but cancelled plans to watch the semi.

Their decision to stay on in Dusseldorf for two extra nights cost £1,600.

Scott, 43, from Sheffield, said: “They ripped our eyes out with the price of those rooms — and they’re somewhat basic.

“But we fell in love with the whole experience.”

Brothers Denny and Ronnie Lovett from Dartford, Kent, are stunned by the resale price of tickets.

Lift engineer Ronnie, 19, said: “We’re seeing tickets online for £5,500 plus fees.

“We can’t pay that.”

  • TEDDY spoke to The Sun in association with https://cryptosportsbetting.ltd.

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