By Nathan Salt For Mailonline
Published: 20:00 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 20:08 BST, 5 June 2019
Gareth Southgate revealed he is taking inspiration from the Holland sides of the 1980s and 90s as he looks to build an England side that will excite supporters.
England take on Holland in Guimaraes, Portugal, on Thursday night in a Nations League semi-final and the squad got an early look at the service as they took a stroll on the pitch 24 hours before kick-off.
And Southgate, soothed by kind words from rival Ronald Koeman, was full of praise for Holland's young side as he accepted both squad bear a number of distinct similarities.