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Luke Shaw ready to play 90 minutes for England at Euro 2024

Luke Shaw ready to play 90 minutes for England at Euro 2024

Luke Shaw is fit to play 90 minutes for England at Euro 2024.

The left-back made his first appearance of the tournament as the Three Lions beat Switzerland in the quarter-finals at the weekend and is ready to play the entirety of the semi-final against the Netherlands if called upon by manager Gareth Southgate.

Shaw said: "Of course, I think I am [fit and ready to play 90 minutes]. That is down to Gareth's decision. I feel fit and ready to go."

The Manchester United full-back played his first competitive football since February against the Swiss and he confessed that it has been "tough" to spend so long on the sidelines.

Shaw said: "The last four months have been really tough. At the start I was expected to come back a lot sooner, but I went through a lot of setbacks.

"It was really nice to get on the other night and get some minutes - I've been itching.

"I think before the squad got announced, we had a plan to come back around the second or third game but, unfortunately, things didn't go as planned and I was pushed back a game or so.

"Of course, it's tough. They were really there for me, not just Gareth and Steve [Holland, England assistant manager] but the medical staff as well. I have a lot to thank them for."

Shaw admits that it has been "strange" to be a spectator for much of the tournament but he has been spurred on to regain fitness by the England fans.

He said of the tournament: "It's been strange. It's also been difficult as well, going to games, feeling the atmosphere. Not putting the shirt on or being involved in games was hard, but that motivated me more to work back.

"The atmosphere in those games spurred me on.

"I was of course excited to come back, but the priority was to help us get back into the game and get us through."

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