Perisic reveals why Croatia will be 'extra motivated' against France
Jul 12 2018
We have three days to prepare ourselves.
Captain Eden Hazard shone at times but Kevin De Bruyne was quiet and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was a shadow of the player he had been earlier in the tournament, even though Belgium enjoyed most of the possession.
"They were delighted. Then they suddenly realised that I was underneath them".
Saturday's 2-0 victory over Sweden took manager Gareth Southgate's team into a World Cup semi-final for the first time in 28 years, raising the prospect of England possibly winning the tournament for the first time since 1966.
It's been 20 years since France have won it all in the World Cup, and they are on the verge of ending that long drought this year following their 1-0 win on Tuesday over fellow European powerhouse Belgium in the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. And we've proved that is possible.
He also said there was no need for him to give his team-mates any tips on England's players, as they were all well aware of who they are up against.
Two heartbroken fans were seen embracing following the intense match.
"I think [Belgium coach Roberto] Martinez had made a decision to put (Marouane) Fellaini on him so Fellaini was only anxious about Pogba, so of course he had less freedom on the ball, but he knew what to do, he left very little waste".
"The ability of the team and the style of play we've evolved enormously in a short period of time".
As shutters flashed around them, a concerned Ivan Rakitic held the photographer's head, defender Domagoj Vida planted a kiss on the head, and the three helped the smiling photographer up.
"But we've won a lot of matches that historically England haven't won".
"We needed him for this competition and it is on this point that he has really progressed". While celebrating Croatian players crashed into the photographers' area and ended up piling on top of one of the photographers.