Martin Tyler talks Sky Sports throughout his finest and very first commentary minutes with England.
The first England match I commentated on, I’ll never forget. It was a fantastic honour to be selected, I worked at the moment for ITV, in 1982.
They’d selected me to perform the World Cup finals that summer. I pointed out once I was chosen that I’d never achieved an England match, and I had been provided a match in the build-up away to Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium. England won 1-0 with Trevor Francis scoring the goal.
It was a feeling, in a peculiar way along with other commentators would sense it when you get chosen to commentate on England it is a bit like getting chose to play as a player for England.
And now here we are – it’s been over 300 since then, and each one’s a pleasure.
I guess the game was the’66 closing. I was not there, I felt quite patriotic and stood behind the goal, moved to a bunch game, watched the final in the home and stayed in the front of the TV.
They showed all the celebrations in the evening, I do not think I moved for about seven or eight hours. There’s so many to pick from but one that stands out to get Sky Sports has been the David Beckham goal against Greece.
Because he had had a it was a strange feeling, and that believed that he got . The words as he lined up it, I picked reflected , and boy did he ever send – .
(Speaking before Tuesday’s game against Kosovo). The last match against Bulgaria has been the newest in what Gareth Southgate expects will be qualification. They did not offer to change the speed.
There was that moment at the onset of the next half where Wanderson didn’t dent and England went up the other end and won a punishment, and from that point we were going to win the game. It’s tough to draw definite conclusions, but the sole positive for me was the front three.
We have been talking in Liverpool and Arsenal having an exciting method of playing in which the midfield doesn’t need to become super-creative, and England are a bit short in that section. But while you’ve got players such as Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling along with Marcus Rashford – Jadon Sancho capable of pushing at other people as well as them – I think that it’s a good thing to do.
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