Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

Gareth Southgate

I've played with Luka (Modric) and for me he is one of the best midfielders in the world by far. Maybe we thought they had everything under control but no, it is not that simple.

England's Ashley Young speaks during a press conference for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Repino near St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.

"I don't rate the French that highly" he told 2fm's Game On ahead of tomorrow's first World Cup semi-finals (Live on RTÉ2 from 6pm). Given the money we have, that the Premier League is the biggest league in the world, and we've got St George's Park, we have what you need to be successful, so the minimum we...

Get excited and embrace the moment because I think we are going to win the World Cup.

The company said it was "aware" of the incident and congratulated England on its win. "All my mates think it's amusing, but I have had a few people messaging me about it - someone even called me scum", he told a local newspaper.

The Barcelona midfielder showed his class when asked about the prospect of facing England in the semi-final, highlighting what it means to face the country where football began.

"I think Belgium have a great chance of beating them".

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On the memes and celebrations: "I think a lot of the guys, like me, they've switched off to it". It's tough for them to change the habit of a lifetime and get behind Gareth Southgate's team in the World Cup.

"But if they play three up top, it's not wise".

Gareth Southgate's men were not high on the list of pre-tournament favourites but knockout victories over Colombia and Sweden have left them one win from a first final appearance since 1966.

Just like in England now, during the 2006 World Cup everyone began to feel something special was happening with the Germany team, but the difference was we were the hosts and we were right in the middle of it.

I want England to have that feeling of staying grounded - until you have hold of the trophy. If we played this same tournament again in maybe two months, then you might have three or four different semi-finalists.

But it's more than just England's crossing ability.

Croatia have gone through two extra times and two penalty shootouts - they must be shot, physically and mentally.

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