Gareth Southgate defends Harry Kane from semi-final criticism

12 July, 2018, 11:41 | Author: Myra Gill
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It's the talented France team that has put all of the talent together and improved in the group stage against a Croatia team whose veterans have stepped up big to pull off a surprising run to the final.

"We started slowly but we've shown our character, just as we have in the previous two knockout rounds when we were one goal down in both matches". I don't realistically think any of us did.

"Fair enough they are a young team but they needed to turn up tonight". But the team will be stronger for it.

"Semi-finals, they've done what they had to do, they took us to the semi-finals". That's what we aim to do in the long term. We've proved to ourselves and our country that is possible.

"Now we have a new benchmark, a new level of expectation, a new scenario".

England's fans have taken their time to join the party here as their team conducted their campaign in Volgograd, Nizhny Novogorod, Kaliningrad, Moscow and then Samara. "But I also don't want to miss England in the World Cup final", said David, a 42-year-old from Leeds.

"They've got a good side, they've improved over the years, but I look at England at the moment and think we've got a fantastic side". For me, that's what sport should be about. Thank you, England": "A simple message of gratitude from the Express, accompanied by a picture of Southgate and his players showing their appreciation to the travelling supporters.

"We know there is more to come from this @england team". "You've made us smile, made us proud, made us believe, every one of you a hero".


But despite the heartbreak, they and manager Gareth Southgate have reconnected many people with the national team. I'm sure everybody will be looking forward to it.

Southgate admitted that Croatia deserved to win, having dominated for long periods of the match after Trippier's goal.

"The game became too end-to-end and we didn't build in the way we had been".

The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

"The dressing-room is a really hard place at the moment".

"We managed to get through that and regain our composure". A $100 bet on France to win in regulation would pay out $90.91, almost twice as much as the potential profit in taking them just to win.

The Croatians overcame an even bigger demographic difference in the quarter-final, beating Russian Federation - a nation of around 145 million - on penalties.

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