England nowhere near their potential, says manager Gareth Southgate

England nowhere near their potential, says manager Gareth Southgate

She said her parties of 50 people will now grow given the news, and she has invited even more along for tonight's semi final against Croatia.

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"A lot of young players were involved two years ago, suffered huge disappointment, we could have ignored that and looked to the future but we felt it was important to unpick it and find out exactly why we've had 10 years since we won a knockout game".

Croatia have never been to a World Cup final, though they reached the semi-finals in 1998 with a team featuring the likes of Slavan Bilic and Davor Suker.

"Every player wants to win the World Cup, every country wants to win the World Cup, so anything less than that is not really a bonus".

"We keep looking to break the barriers down".

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"Our supporters and our country has had a long time suffering in terms of football". Gareth Southgate, with an unsuccessful stint at Middlesbrough and a three-year-long tenure in charge of the English U-21s, has circumvented that problem easily by putting round pegs in round holes - choosing quality players who can bring his ideology into life. They'll have to be hugely proud of the team and they must think that they can beat us.

"Our country's been through some hard moments in terms of unity and football has the power to do that. We can feel the energy and the support from home and it's a very special feeling for us".

England are Croatia's opponents in the final four of the tournament as they bid to reach their first final.

England's progress in Russian Federation has revived the Three Lions anthem - which includes the line "football's coming home".

'I can't believe I was at the same school, in the same year group as him.

"This team is nowhere near the level they will be capable of, partly because of age and partly because over the years they'll have more big-match experience".

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