Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Euro Hockey 2021: Adam Dixon ready for last England salvos

Stalwart captain says England have the armoury to beat Germany in Euro semi-finals and now have balance under coach Danny Kerry

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Rod Gilmour
The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

Captain Adam Dixon will use his last two games in an England shirt to “throw it all out there” as he leads out his country in the EuroHockey Championships semi-finals on Thursday against old rivals Germany.

Buoyant England men stand within one match of their first major final in 12 years when they play the Germans, who have twice beaten sides in European Cup semi-finals Dixon has featured in.

Dixon, who will retire after the Olympics, is the only current player who competed in England’s 2009 European Cup success in Amsterdam. And he will now captain Danny Kerry’s side at the same venue in his last campaign in an England shirt.

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