‘We really cannot wait – so excited!’ York footie fans travel to Wembley hoping for Euro glory
They’re leaving home, they’re leaving home… but for good reason.
Lucky York football fans who have secured tickets for tonight’s big England match are travelling down to Wembley – and can’t wait for the game.
“Myself and my son Mike are absolutely buzzing,” said Chris Allen, ahead of the crucial Euro 2020 semi final against Denmark.
“We were very lucky to secure tickets for the Germany game. And obviously, hopefully we can repeat the result.”
He said they have experienced their fair share of England heartbreak.
“Our track record in tournament football following England over the years hasn’t been a great one.
“We thought before the Germany game, we were a bad omen – we saw us lose in the quarter finals on penalties in the World Cup against Portugal.
“We followed that up with a quarter final loss in Ukraine against Italy on penalties.
“And then we’re fortunate to get to the semi-final in Russia a couple of years ago – and we all know the result of that one. So it was great to put that hoodoo to bed against Germany the other night.”
Chris added: “We can’t believe our luck in securing tickets to such a historic occasion.
“And we really cannot wait – so excited!”
Beki Palmer-Bunting, who runs the Robin Hood Caravan Park in Slingsby, is also heading to Wembley. She spoked to us as they drove down to the match.
“Excitement is building in in the car,” she said. “Damian is doing a fabulous job driving us down and then we’ve got Sophie and Amelia on the back seat.
“We first applied in January 2020 for our tickets, and we were successful in all the qualifying games and then we had tickets for the semis. And the final, had it happened last year.
“And they obviously then refunded all our tickets and we just had to be in a ballot for every single match. This is the first time we’ve been successful.
“We are really, really excited. Positive thinking in the car today! I think we’ve got a great opportunity tonight. So keeping everything crossed.”