Former Sheffield United midfielder full of praise for Harry Maguire

England captain Harry Kane has revealed why the Three Lions can go all the way in Russian Federation after seeing off Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday to reach the last four.

Not many England fans will be as proud as Eric Hogg who was in Russian Federation to see his nephew Harry Kane lead his country into the World Cup semi-finals.

"Hi Ben, I've seen your video and you are an inspiration", Kane wrote, using the hashtag, #BensWorldCup.

"We got him an England kit a few weeks ago and he's pretty much refused to take it off since". I'm sure it it's bringing back memories for them and for Gary (Lineker) when he was in the semi-final.

"It was three-and-a-half minutes from the penalty being given to when Colombia eventually left him alone", Southgate told reporters.

The Spurs forward and Golden Boot hopeful is preparing for England's biggest game in decades on Wednesday when the Three Lions take on Croatia in the semi-final.

"We wanted to play good football, we wanted to work hard, play with a passion and I thought we've done that". Southgate is comparing him to the best centre-backs at this tournament, though Luka Modric's Croatia will test him more than Sweden were able to in Samara.

Thompson went on to explain that Maguire deserves to play at a bigger club and labeled him the English Van Dijk, "No disrespect to Leicester but I can't see him being there come to the end of the transfer window".

After more goals came from set-pieces in this World Cup's group stage than any other, dead-ball strategy has continued to have a huge impact in the knockout phase, with five of the 11 goals scored in the quarterfinals coming from free kicks or corners.

"We're going to enjoy all this then watch the videos later. we just want to make the country proud".

"As a player I know I have a job, on and off the pitch, to inspire people", he said.

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