Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Harry Kane: England have reconnected with fans

Harry Kane: England have reconnected with fans

When the team arrived at their headquarters in Repino last month, Jim Lucas, England's social media officer, found a handwritten note in his room.

Most Rev Justin Welby praised Gareth Southgate's men for their "incredible" participation in the tournament, after the side lost 2-1 to Croatia in the semi-final stage.

While most of his colleagues picked a Brazil v Spain final, McManaman barely put a foot wrong and backed France to beat Croatia in the final.

"We showed again that we were not exhausted - we dominated the game mentally and physically".

"It was a tough game, a
50-50 game, I'm sure we'll look back at stuff we could have done better but we worked as hard as we could".

"There'll be a new benchmark and level of expectation", said Southgate, as per the BBC.

"I'm trying to get the balance right of recognising tonight was a wonderful opportunity for us and you can't guarantee that those opportunities come again", the England boss said. "Thank you to everyone who supported our journey - we dont stop here!"

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"We've proved to ourselves and our country that's possible".

"I'm remarkably proud of the group of players - the reaction of the supporters compared to two years ago shows the country are proud of the way we played". Coincidentally, the last time a side played three consecutive extra times was when England fought their way to the 1990 semifinals. This is the third match in which Croatia played an extra time.

England will play Belgium in the third-place play-off match on Saturday before coming home to what is expected to be a hero's welcome.

"We wanted to go on and win it and we thought we had enough to go through but it wasn't to be".

"It's an experience for us", said the Everton stopper.

In the knockouts, they needed penalties to get past a Colombia team shorn of their top player, James Rodriguez, and then beat Sweden with two headers and with keeper Jordan Pickford making some crucial saves. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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