England are good enough to go all the way, says Sweden coach

England are good enough to go all the way, says Sweden coach

Sweden made very few mistakes but came up against a better team on the day and a superb goalkeeper in England's Jordan Pickford to miss out on their first World Cup semi-final since 1994, coach Janne Andersson said on Saturday. "But it was about the team, it was a great performance by the boys and now we're looking forward to the next round". "They are a good side, who did not give a lot of openings".

"I want this to be an inspiration for future generations of English footballers".

He added that England had "been given the opportunity to move it nice and slow" but that they have "method to their build-up".

Kane sent a low shot wide in the 19th minute when the ball came to him just outside the box via Raheem Sterling - and it proved the only time the striker had an attempt on goal in the game. We experienced that against Sweden.

"So we'll know more tomorrow".

"I got over that (penalty) pretty quickly, just getting focused on the next game", he said. We've scrapped and fought our way. If he'd shown any strength they would have finished the game with nine players. They are really important messages for us.

"We felt we could dominate the ball today".

"No passengers, nobody failing to close down, nobody strolling around". We'll have to make late decisions.

"But football has developed a great deal".

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"I'm so pleased we got past Colombia, the team had to remain calm despite their provocative tactics". "But, if anyone in the squad thinks they have an easy game on Saturday, they're wrong".

Southgate could never have imagined being two matches from the Luzhniki showpiece after Euro 2016, when his reluctance to fill the void left by Roy Hodgson was swiftly followed by having to answer his nation's call. "The team that can handle their feelings best will have an advantage", he said. "The fans at home, I'm sure we'll see some videos tonight of them enjoying it".

Southgate's ability to bring together a coherent group and his leadership style has brought widespread admiration at home, where it has been joked he should lead Brexit negotiations.

England's deep run also is a surprise.

"I think there are really complex, hard jobs", Southgate added.

"It's quite simple, getting a daughter is the most handsome thing you can get".

"And I think what's impossible about it is to keep everybody happy".

"I look at them like my brothers and I know they look at me the same".

"We win the other night but I still had a couple of emails - I've got to change my address, by the way! - saying "really good, but you should be picking this one and that one". It's a good thing that England are scoring from corners, penalties and free-kicks, and they look very unsafe from these all the time".

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