Dele Alli says England squad relishing World Cup journey

Danny Woods
July 9, 2018

'So they're two years further on and we've benefited from that as well'.

Many narratives are being rewritten in Southgate's first major tournament since being appointed coach of the senior side in September 2016 after several years coaching England's youth ranks.

"We're going to be playing in the final next weekend". Russian Federation in Moscow would be an incredible game to be involved in. "It is an incredible feeling".

Much of that success has been down to the ability of the team to come closer to the fans and Southgate himself has done just that after the big game wins.

The company said it was "aware" of the incident and congratulated England on its win.

"We weren't just good enough to win the game. We have to enjoy the moment, then tomorrow we prepare for England". To get through the two games we had this week, we needed all of that because we're not the finished article.

Since coming in, the former defender and his team have looked to instil a new philosophy in the players and the coach was quick to credit these changes with England's success in Russian Federation.

He said: "We can beat either Russian Federation or Croatia and reach the final, and I feel confident". It was one where we had belief in the game plan, we kept playing the way we wanted to play and how we know we can play as a team, dominating possession, but being patient as well, because Sweden have proved in all their other games they're a hard team to play against.

Liverpool have Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan as other centre back options, but England's Harry Maguire would be seen as a vast improvement on those should Liverpool listen to their fans' demands and make a move. Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds have scored the winning goal in shooting to the top of the Top 40, reaching the number one spot for this week's chart ahead of the semi final on Wednesday.

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Croatia is in World Cup semifinals for the second time and first since 1998.

"I think France and Belgium have proven to be really good sides".

The team were kicked out of bed at around 8am (local time), meanwhile Gareth Southgate's team were tucked up in bed a few miles away so will be well-rested before today's match.

"We even had the opportunity after the break to draw level, but we failed to do so".

"This team, with every performance I've seen in this tournament, it has been controlled and composed".

"It was my first worldwide goal on the biggest stage of them all", Maguire said.

Southgate has won over both diehard fans and fair weather World Cup watchers.

In previous worldwide tournaments, England players have suffered from severe neurosis.

Lewis Besley, 23, said: "It's coming home!"

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