A Bury-born footballer who has contributed two of England's greatest moments this century has said the team "should not be scared to say they can win" the Euros.

Kieran Trippier scored a free kick against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup semi-final, which had fans believing they were heading to the final.

And three years later, in the Covid-delayed Euro 2021, he crossed the ball for Luke Shaw to put England into an early lead against Italy in the final at Wembley.

Both of those key contributions were ultimately unable to secure victory but the 33-year-old, who grew up in Summerseat, remains optimistic about his country winning silverware.

England kick off their tournament against Serbia tonight, Sunday.

Speaking with former England right back Gary Neville on his show The Overlap, he said: "We shouldn’t be scared to say that we can win the tournament. It’s not about being arrogant or anything.

"It is having that self-belief as a squad, and as individuals that we have the players and the squad to go on and be successful.”

Now at Newcastle United, he has played for Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur and also Athletico Madrid where he won the league.

He will be hoping to play a major role with England this summer at Euro 2024 in Germany, with many speculating he may be used out of position at left back where the team are short of options with Luke Shaw, the country's regular in that position, having not played since February at club level.

England have had a few heartbreaks on penalty shootouts, but were successful at the 2018 World Cup against Columbia.

On that occasion Trippier converted his spot kick and he has explained how England prepare for penalties.

He said: "There's a select few every day in training, throughout the tournament, where you just pick your spot, you take three penalties, then they analyse it, they watch them back, they choose who is more consistent, it's about being consistent in your practice because it's a long walk.

"We've got a lot of good penalty takers."

He also looked back on the journey that the team has been on under manager Gareth Southgate.

He said: "In 2018 in the first half (against Croatia) especially we should have been 3-0 up, but it's about fine margins you have players like Modric who just turn the screw and it's over.

"To get beat on penalties by Italy and in Qatar where I feel we dominated against France, it's all about fine margins, the little moments in games, we always believe and we should not be scared to say we can win the tournament, it's not about being arrogant, it's about having that self-belief as a squad."

Trippier started his career with Manchester City, and was asked by Neville if he regretted not being there at the time Pep Guardiola was the man in charge.

He said: "Not really, I look at my career and I wouldn't change anything, at the time I was there you had Zabaleta who was one of the best right backs and you had Micah Richards who as well as there.

"I needed to get out and play."

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