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Published 10 June 2024 5 min read
England Men's Senior Team

Three Lions depart for EURO 2024 on our live show

Written by:

Adam Drury

Our cameras capture the action from St George's Park as hundreds of children send England players and staff off to Germany 

England's players and staff have departed for Germany for EURO 2024 after a huge send-off at St George's Park.

The Three Lions were seen off to the airport by hundreds of school children during a live show on our YouTube, Instagram and X channels.

Josh Denzel and Jill Scott were in charge of proceedings as the players and manager Gareth Southgate signed autographs and revealed how excited they are to get stuck into the tournament.

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Live EUROs departure show

Watch as hundreds of children send the Three Lions off to Germany from St George's Park

Captain Harry Kane admitted he can't wait to get started, saying: "The tournaments come around so quickly. It's that time of year and I'm excited. The Golden Boot and the trophy would obviously be the perfect combination but if I didn't score and we bring it home that's all that matters. That's the aim. We want to get over the line. We've come close before and there's a lot of hard work to do but that's the aim."

Declan Rice told Josh he is equally as enthusiastic about the competition and was hugely appreciative of the reception.

He said: "We can't take this for granted, playing at a major tournament for our country. It starts to feel real now. You can have all the build up in the world but when you know you're travelling, it's proper now.

"We want to make history but genuinely we have a group and a manager that really believes. We have a confidence we can do something really special. That's the key, hard work and togetherness, so stick with us and let's see what happens."

John Stones spends time with fans ahead of the Three Lions' departure for Germany
John Stones spends time with fans ahead of the Three Lions' departure for Germany

Kobbie Mainoo is preparing for his first major tournament after a whirlwind rise to the senior Three Lions squad.

And the Manchester United man told Josh that he is still buzzing about his selection.

He said: "To get the call-up is what everyone dreams of and now I get to represent England at a major tournament. I was buzzing to get picked. I rang my dad and he was so happy for me. All my family were happy.

"It's such a good squad, everyone's really gelled. I'm close with Cole Palmer and Adam Wharton, who's obviously new to the squad as well. I'm friends with everyone really."

Jude Bellingham signs shirts before England head off to EURO 2024
Jude Bellingham signs shirts before England head off to EURO 2024

Having collected their coffees for the bus from the St George's Coffee Stop under the watchful eye of Jill, Eberechi Eze, Jude Bellingham, Aaron Ramsdale and Luke Shaw also signed autographs and stopped for a chat with Josh about the summer ahead.

Every player signed as many shirts and balls as possible before piling onto the bus and departing in front of the noisy crowd.

You can watch the show back on all channels – and remember to send your questions in for Lions' Den, the daily show featuring a first-team player beginning live from Germany on Wednesday.

England's EUROs squad numbers