Taylor Moore says England U19s 'can go all the way' in Euros

Friday 08 Jul 2016
Taylor Moore

England Under-19s captain Taylor Moore believes the Young Lions can go all the way at the Euro Finals this month.

Aidy Boothroyd’s squad headed to Germany for the competition on Friday, after working together at three different training camps in recent weeks.

And the RC Lens defender has been pleased with the way the planning stages have gone at St. George’s Park ahead of the big kick-off on Tuesday.

England v France

UEFA European U19 Championship
The Finals
Group B
6.30pm, Tuesday 12 July 2016
Heidenheim Arena, Germany
Live on Eurosport

"Preparation ahead for the Euros has gone really well, we're all really looking forward to what's coming and we've been working really hard day in and day out to make everything's perfect when we get out to Germany," said Moore, who has already tasted Euro victory with England at the equivalent competition for U17s two years ago.

"There is a big excitement in the camp, most of us have played in major tournaments before at U17 level so we know what to expect with the men's U19s and we're all really looking forward to it.

"There's a good togetherness, we've all known each other for three or four years now and we're used to living together and playing together as well so that can only help you going forward."

Moore and his team-mates start their group stage against France in Heidenheim next Tuesday evening, before facing the Netherlands (Ulm, Friday 15 July) and Croatia (Heidenheim, Monday 18 July).

If England finish in the top two of their group, they will progress to the semi-finals as well as secure a place in the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea next year.

And having featured throughout the two qualifying stages this season as well as with the U17s two years ago and U18s last year, the 19-year-old is enjoying his involvement on the international stage.

"You gain the experience of playing against top national teams which can only help you," he explained.

"I personally think we can go all the way and I know a lot of the boys think the same as well.

"We know what strengths we have in this squad and how good we are, not only the players that are here but the squad has got incredible depth.

"It's important to try and develop a team, we're all still developing and trying to become the best we can be.

"But none of us are the finished article and we know that, so we all know how hard we have to work during this tournament to come out even better with even more experience."

By Nicholas Veevers Content Manager - FA Owned Channels