As England approach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in almost 30 years, fans across the nation are wearing their waistcoats today, in a bid to bring it home. "They'll be feeling a bit of everything - you've been there for the extra week now, you've been there for six, seven weeks, away from home and there's family and friends coming over".
"So, we were at home and I went to get changed and I thought, "Hmmm, shall I wear those socks?'".
He also admitted he had reconciled with Baddiel and Skinner's popular football anthem, which was first released to coincide with Euro 96 when Southgate's missed penalty saw England knocked out. "Until last night, when all the pain was removed and when we finally experienced a revival of 1998", the Sportski Novosti newspaper said after that match. "Not even in my wildest dreams, and I am a big dreamer, would I have imagined this", he said.
THE hopes and fears of the nation have reached new heights ahead of England's semi-final clash with Croatia.
Southgate said that although England had made history in the manner in which they had progressed to the last-four, there was the potential for much more.
"The improvement and the hunger in the players is very clear for everyone to see". "Sometimes you have to go through hard times and failures to learn and improve", he said.
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"We have won a game in stoppage time".
"I'll be going out to watch the game and I think we'll do it, I really do". We know what's at stake and in such moments you forget any fatigue you may feel because this is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
But there is also an argument that this first World Cup semi-final in nearly three decades is the conclusion of an FA drive four years in the making.
It may be coming home to No 1 on the United Kingdom singles charts but the coach of the England's national football team, Gareth Southgate, has revealed that he used to detest the popular Three Lions anthem.
The pair will battle again on Wednesday, and Alli has told The Guardian that he hopes to embarrass Modric again with another nutmeg on the worldwide stage this time - but his focus will be on attempting to help England reach the World Cup final. "[There were] a lot of areas we felt we might be able to improve".