How have Three Lions reached the semi finals?

Annette Crawford
July 10, 2018

Now a fully-fledged member of Spurs' starting XI, the 22-year-old has become a key figure for club and country, underlining his importance with a back-post header to round off England's 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden in Samara and set up a last-four meeting with Croatia in Moscow.

"It was a night game, the pitch was terrible and it was a awful game", he said.

"I've met quite a few of those players and we know exactly how they're held and perhaps in the modern era that would be even crazier, social media and everything else, the global thing is so much bigger". "They had [James] Hanson up front, they were very aggressive and it wasn't a nice experience". "We speak about it now". We wanted to play good football, work hard, play with passion - and we have done that.

'I always say a prayer, the same prayer, before.

"Me and Danny have a joke about it because I asked him for his shirt", said Alli.

"It gives you goosebumps to see how happy they are and we want to keep on improving as a team and give them more moments like this. Hopefully! But I'm not going to focus on that". He wasn't nasty, he was really nice.


"I know the fans here are enjoying it", Kane said.

Thinking back to a time when a World Cup final must have seemed an implausible prospect, Alli said: "Straight after that game you want the floor to eat you up".

The Three Lions have been impressive from dead-ball situations at the tournament, with Harry Maguire's header against Sweden the eighth goal to be scored from a set piece by England in Russian Federation.

England's deep run also is a surprise.

They began solidly against England in a slow and sloppy start to the game that resembled a pre-season friendly at times, only to be outdone by a goal Sweden isn't used to conceding.

"You want to test yourself as much as you can, playing against the best teams and the best players".

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