Best Scottish Twitter reactions to England’s exit from the World Cup
- Author: Leroy Wright Jul 12, 2018,
Jul 12, 2018, 16:09
Harry Maguire's goal in the first half against Sweden sent England on their way to the semi-finals.
This time around, we could see the stars play, or we could see some more reserves to get some guys some minutes, and that makes picking here hard.
"We were planning to leave, but now we have to stay until Monday", said Sinisa Pavlek, a Croatian living in Germany as he emerged from the stadium with a broad smile on his face. He knows what to say at the right time. "We worked hard defensively, we needed to take advantage a bit more in the counter-attacks but congratulations to my players and my staff", he said, according to Reuters. The ball hit the post, ricocheted off Subasic and somehow looped up to safety.
As expected, tonight's match proved to be an entertaining one for the neutrals and a stressful experience for English supporters, who have always been claiming that this is the year it finally comes home again.
The nation was gripped by World Cup fever from the start, and this was England's first tournament semi-final since 1996.
"Just feel when will it ever be our time? The team and the fans have done themselves proud".
Both of his goals came from set-plays, and given he is averaging 0.29 xG per 90 minutes, he can be expected to get at least one chance in this game.
The team got to the final for the third time thanks to Samuel Umtiti's header off a corner in the 51st minute.
Speaking on the eve of Croatia's meeting with England, Dalic said: "We are a country where anything is possible, so there are no surprises. We're not working much now so you can imagine what it will be like if we win".
Against Croatia, when the late chance came again, Kane could only guide it wide. We achieved success as a compact team who do not give in, who work for one another and this is maybe one of the best periods for Luka. "We will be back stronger". "He's given absolutely everything for the team", Southgate said.
Asked what is was all about, a slightly bemused Southgate said: "That's exactly what I asked our fitness coach a well, 'What is that all about?'".