England manager Gareth Southgate sparks waistcoat craze

England's Harry Kane celebrates victory with his family in the stand

England's Harry Kane celebrates victory with his family in the stand

I don't think over the six or seven weeks we've been together now that they could have given any more'.

"In the first half, give them credit they did play relatively well, in the second half, bottle jobs".

Despite a valiant effort, the team will come home without the Jules Rimet trophy after losing the semi final 2-1 to Croatia.

Stan Chattersley, who has lived in Bournemouth for 15 years, admitted he would not be supporting England. And Croatia would never let England get so close again.

England don't have a Modric - few teams do - but they have to learn how to control games better against top-class teams.

"There's a lot we could have done better, but they played well and they made it hard for us".

Southgate is keen to remind people that England's squad was the least experienced in Russian Federation.

Stores have pushed waistcoat sales as England advanced to a World Cup semifinal clash against Croatia in Moscow tomorrow morning, with people taken by Southgate's style of wearing a vest without his suit jacket, AP reports.

'But now you ask me today - and we can win it, it's as simple as that.

"Semi-finals, they've done what they had to do, they took us to the semi-finals". We know there is more to come from this England team'.

Paul Sealey, who is visiting the area, said: "The team will do all in their power to win".

And then there's Gareth Southgate. It's a more vibrant team, one with greater self-belief.

"Hold your heads high": The Telegraph focuses on the positives of England's run and Kane's insistence that "this is just the start".

The Daily Express has a picture of Southgate and England players applauding the fans after their Croatia game.

"It's clear to everybody the progress that's been made in terms of the level of performance and togetherness of the group", Southgate said.

"We created some good chances when 1-0 up and maybe we dropped a bit deep at times, we didn't get enough pressure on the ball", Kane said after the match.

The team has already grown remarkably in just two years, and that growth seems certain to continue.

"Heroes" There's plenty of sympathy in defeat from The Mirror, which offsets the image of Jamie Vardy and Dele Alli crouched on the turf at the final whistle with the message, "We're proud of you all". That's what we aim to do in the long term.

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