Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw were among the stars of the Euro 2020 tournament, as they put in phenomenal displays to help England reach the final.
England had the best defence in the tournament, and England legend Terry Butcher believes that the likes of Shaw and Maguire has set a good standard that youngsters will look up to and want to emulate.
Speaking to The Sun, England hero Terry Butcher said: “I was talking to someone and they were saying youngsters will now want to be a Harry Maguire, a Luke Shaw, a John Stones, a Kyle Walker or a Kieran Trippier.
“I just think, ‘Wow’, that’s really positive compared to everyone wanting to be a striker — a Harry Kane. We’ve moved on a long way from when nobody wanted to be a defender.
“As a kid, others were already strikers so you had to go and play centre-back. People didn’t want to do that, but not now — it’s all changed and that gives me a lot of pride.”