Meanwhile, iconic football anthem Three Lions by The Lightening Seeds and Baddiel & Skinner is being tipped to top the music charts after re-entering the UK Top 40. Not to mention the skills of every single player and the excellent job done by Southgate so far. But tour operators are now expecting a surge of fans heading for next Wednesday's semi-final in Moscow against either Croatia or Russian Federation.
"Pickford for me is the sort of prototype of what the modern goalkeeper should be", said the 47-year-old Southgate.
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"I'm not sure he's always believed that but he's a super talent, a super player and his use of the ball is as good as any defender in the tournament". On the other hand they haven't pressure from the press and fans for the first time. The victory was also beneficial to ex-England captain David Beckham, who won himself dinner thanks to a friendly wager with Swedish soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Humility, togetherness and no little skill have inspired England to this point, with the manager thanking the families of this group, his staff as well as the players to miss out on the squad. On my social media profiles I read a lot of positive comments about Southgate and the work he's doing with all the younger players and the tactics and mental preparation he is developing. "I wish them every bit of luck". "Know what I mean love?" The national side have been lethal from set pieces this summer and they showed that again as Maguire headed home from a Kieran Trippier corner to send the country into mad celebrations and refrains of Three Lions.
England overcame Colombia on penalties in the round of 16 and Gerrard, who played on the 2006 squad that lost to Portugal on spot kicks said he's been impressed with the current team's mentality.