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Croatia identify England danger man for semi-final

10 July, 2018, 10:54 | Author: Candice Daniels
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"I think you can see that in the way that we play, the way that we fight for each other".

"I think we can beat Croatia, get in the final and anything can happen".

He still wears the same shin pads he had as an 11-year-old, despite at one stage losing them for six months, and has a series of rituals he performs ahead of every game.

Goldman has good news for England fans, forecasting the team will be victorious in its semifinal against Croatia on Wednesday, reaching only its second final, and the first since 1966 - the only time England won the World Cup.

"It's unbelievable to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament", he said.

"I don't know what you're saying in the dressing room to the players, but whatever you're saying, it's working".

"We also feel we've had events on when we've been in camp when some of those guys [from the 1966 squad] have been in, when the road was named at St George's [Park National Football Centre, England's training base at home] after Sir Alf [Ramsey, the World Cup-winning coach in 1966]".

Despite Goldman's forecast that England will make the final, it is actually only the third favorite to win, behind Belgium's semifinal opponent France, which has a 29.8% chance of overall victory.

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

"Yes, as a player you want to score goals", he told reporters. "It's [meant so] much to me and the whole team!" Gareth Southgate sets the tone very well with the team and in interviews - they don't get too high when it's going well or too low when it isn't.

Kane scored twice in the opening game against Tunisia, including a last-minute victor, and a hat-trick in the rout of Panama.

Sportsbooks list England at +130 on the money line, meaning a $100 bet to win would return $130.

"I thought it was a great performance, obviously with so much pressure - the world watching on, England watching on", he added.

Yet he was there to head in Jesse Lingard's cross to double the lead, after Harry Maguire's first half opener.

"When you look at it like that, obviously it's great, but more importantly it was about the team", he said. I think we can do it. "It's always nice to get praise".

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