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England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash

12 July, 2018, 07:15 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Steven Gerrard was part of the England team beaten in the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals

Kieran Trippier admits seeing the reaction of England fans back home gives him "goosebumps" as the team prepare for their first World Cup semi-final since 1990. Against Sweden (2-0 win in the quarter-finals) they were magnificent.

"I think everyone can see that they are proud to wear the shirt". "We've been consistent about that".

"They're getting blamed for what my generation and generations that followed did".

"Our country has been through some hard moments recently in terms of its unity and I think sport has the power to do that and football in particular has the power to do that".

Southgate, who revealed he has a full squad from which to choose, also voiced his support for Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling, whose performances in Russian Federation have attracted criticism in certain quarters, insisting he is a key member of the team, a claim supported by Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic.

It will, of course, take a lot more than mastering the Lotus Position to help the Three Lions get the better of Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday night.

"We needed Churchill, but we got Iain Duncan-Smith", an unnamed defender, later identified as Southgate, was quoted as saying in a 2004 book by Joe Lovejoy.

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"When I was managing at Middlesbrough, we had a game at Reading and I was under a bit of pressure".

"The style of play has changed and so have attitudes". I'm not going to focus on that.

"No one wants to go home". Belgium, I thought, did great against Brazil - them going out was a great bonus for us.

Southgate himself has laughed off the idea he has become a fashionista.

Kris Tarplee has ordered a new black embroidered waistcoat on Amazon Prime, he said: 'My waistcoat should be with me by tomorrow. With the coach keeping his strategies close to his now-famous vest, a young roster led by Harry Kane hopes to succeed where Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney failed.

"It's felt like a good holiday we've been on - and we're enjoying every moment of it", said the Manchester United left wing-back. "Croatia don't have the sort of attacking players who can really make something out of nothing, so Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic will be relied upon to engineer opportunities and we need to limit their time on the ball".

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