Gareth Southgate has ‘racehorse trainer’s eye’ for England injuries

Gareth Southgate has ‘racehorse trainer’s eye’ for England injuries

The Euro '96 anthem managed to topple Drake from the top spot, clocking up over one million streams in just one day.

The Spurs forward and Golden Boot hopeful is preparing for England's biggest game in decades on Wednesday when the Three Lions take on Croatia in the semi-final.

All Gareth Southgate's team have to do now is see off Croatia and then beat either France or Belgium in the final.

"Croatia look a very good team, (they have) very good players in (Luka) Modric and (Ivan) Rakitic, they look a unsafe side".

"It's amusing because at first I didn't think I did look like him, but with all the people approaching me about it they can't all be wrong!"

I have a picture of a group of young footballers, resplendent in slightly baggy Crystal Palace club suits, smiling for the cameras just before they leave for a youth team trip to Portugal.

"It's a great opportunity", the England defender said.

Is this old Harry Kane photo a sign that it's coming home?
England face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday for the biggest game for national side since the penalty in the 1990 World Cup . England: the people's team again, which, when you think about it, is not too much to ask.

"They were sending them to their mums, dads and grandparents who wouldn't believe them when they said how similar I looked!" It's awesome because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England. We've been playing well, we're learning and we're all enjoying it.

"The only time we went out was after the first game against Uruguay when we drew 0-0, which wasn't a good start".

"No-one wants to go home".

"(We hoped we would have) a long month together, which we have done. Two former Paris Saint-Germain team-mates entered into a wager ahead of a quarter-final clash between their respective nations at World Cup 2018.

Winning the World Cup for the first time in 52 years has now transformed from fantasy into a distinct possibility, and Southgate thinks the rise of social media would only amplify the reaction if his England were to upset the odds and make it all the way.

While cosseted away in a forest in western Russian Federation, social media has allowed Walker to get a flavour of the atmosphere and "buzz around the nation" that is unlike anything he has seen in his lifetime.

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