Was this the making of him?
No one would have ever predicted England’s success in the 2018 World Cup. That is so far. It would appear that the head coach, Gareth Southgate, until now more famous for his 1998 penalty miss, has absorbed the business wisdom that football is about teamwork.
Gareth Southgate sums up his team’s strategy like this: “We know we can win football matches. It’s just a fact that many of the teams we play have superior individuals with superior skills. We have to play in a special way and with our own clear identity.” The truth is England will never win the semi final of the world cup by competing like Croatia. They will triumph playing like England.
the world cup may be over, but the pride i have in this team is forever. this was the first world cup i really cared about, and i was absolutely crushed when we got so close but were beaten at the semi finals. but this team exceeded our expectations. no one expected them to get that far and they did! this world cup will probably be the best one we’ll ever see as england fans, but those lads should be proud of themselves. football really did come home this time #worldcup#football#england#englandfootball#englandfc#threelions#threelionsonashirt
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Just some clips of our world cup experience!
Thanks for all the hugs, jumping, clapping, chanting and singing you all did during the games this year.
It may not have come home but you guys sure made it feel like it was already here
This World Cup has been incredible for us as a country together. It’s the furthest we’ve been since the 1990 World Cup. Everyone’s support has shown that England are capable of so much more than you think. Everyone’s estimations were England to get like 3 points in the group and go out easily like in Brazil in 2014. We’ve had an incredible journey with everyone playing incredibly. Hopefully we can show this play in Euros 2020 and potentially also go far in that. Losing to Belgium was hard but 4th out of 32 teams in the world is pretty amazing for a team like England. We have a lot of potential and a team full of young potential champions. Let’s stay strong together and keep on believing. #ThreeLionsOnAShirt
I took this photo moments before Croatia scored their second goal on Wednesday... England may have not made it to the final. We may not have won today, meaning we’ve taken 4th place in the World Cup. But 4th out of 32 countries?! That’s pretty darn fucking impressive. I used to watch the World Cup and Euro back when I was a child and haven’t been interested since 2006. But this year I’ve enjoyed seeing our country be filled with pride over how well our team have done. I’ve had Three Lions stuck in my head since the quarter finals and I’ve certainly had a laugh at all the memes that have been created with that song. Football may not be coming home, but the lads have done us all proud!
How this wanna-be Brit spends this next hour ... drinking tea (Twinings) and water from a Bulmers punt glass while getting the chills when they sing "God save the Queen" and chopping veg for the Mexican rice salad to take to her neighbourhood street party ... and thinking this is nearly too much to bear #ThreeLions#threelionsonashirt#footballscominghome