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Southgate hits back at claim England squad are 'spoilt'

08 July 2018, 05:32 | Charlene Valdez

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani right was helped from the field by Cristiano Ronaldo left when he was hurt during Saturday's match. Juan Herrero EPA

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani right was helped from the field by Cristiano Ronaldo left when he was hurt during Saturday's match. Juan Herrero  EPA

However, one England fan lived up to his promise after suggesting that the Three Lions might struggle to make the quarter-finals with the squad Gareth Southgate picked. "To be honest, England's World Cup is very similar to in 2006 when Italy won and even if they don't say it out loud they think it's coming home!"

It's a bit odd in our opinion, like, there's nothing like leaving the boozer and nipping down to your local IKEA after you win a match to jump on some beds.

Semi-finalists from the last two occasions England reached the final four of a major tournament have reacted to beating Sweden.

"They have got a hell of a chance and I don't think us as a nation will get a better chance of going all the way to the final, so I hope they grasp it". We've just got to keep doing what we are doing.

Dubbed "one of the nicest guys on the diplomatic circuit", he tweeted to congratulate England and admitted they had been the stronger team. "It's nice within football to affect some things and the players have that opportunity as well because they have a voice and they have influence on young people, especially the young people from the areas they came from".

"I think that is probably starting to register with them now - maybe I tell the truth most of the time".

"We are really tight, we've built that". I was at Crystal Palace when they weren't quite as good as they are now.

"If we were to be picky, a legitimate argument could be made that England will need to play with more finesse if they are to harbour serious ambitions of winning this competition".

Though the song is more than 20 years old, United Kingdom soccer fans still use "It's coming home" as a rallying cry, echoing through stadiums and social media networks alike.

And you thought you were a die-hard fan?

But Southgate said Pickford is just one cog in a team that is growing together towards a greater goal, and Saturday's 2-0 win at Samara Arena was another step in the right direction.

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