“We have to see what is possible and not be hindered by history or the expectations”, Southgate said.
Context, eh? They just managed to forget the fact that narco-terroism resulted in the deaths of thousands of Colombian people.
England’s Harry Kane scores a penalty during the shootout.
However, England conceded a late equaliser from a determined Colombian attack, with Yerry Mina finally finding the back of the net in the third minute of extra time.
“I said, ‘Jesus, I’ve helped you out there, Lad!'”
I just kind of looked back at him, but we knew their game plan and exactly what they were trying to do.
Before Tuesday night in Moscow, England since 1990 had been knocked out of three World Cups on penalties and three European Championships.
Ultimately, stepping up to take a penalty in a World Cup takes a great deal of courage.
When we’re in the moment, we all accept that a penalty shootout is organised chaos and a bit of a lottery, really.
“But we were very clear and once we’d assessed a couple of injuries that we had, we told the players who they were and they were ready”. The only success came at the Euro ’96 against Spain before Southgate’s miss in the semifinal against Germany.
‘Before the tournament [Southgate] has given us everything that could be thrown at us – every single possibility from going behind to the opposition trying to get you yellow or red cards.
The city centre erupted and the streets were filled with chants of “England” and “Football’s Coming Home”.
Progress at the World Cup in Russian Federation has been secured by the shootout that has haunted England for so long.
Southgate was pictured being consoled by then England coach Terry Venables and team-mates and comparisons were immediately made 22 years later when England’s boss was comforting Uribe after his missed spot kick.
The Sun published the frontpage headline with a picture of England captain Harry Kane draped in a Cross of St. George flag.
Managers Jose Pekerman and Southgate move quickly to console the Colombian side after the dramatic finale.
“Sometimes you have to repeat a free-kick or whatever, but when there are so many fouls we have to try and find the balance so football can happen and the two sides can play the match with good intentions, not only looking at Colombia players, but England players”.
“England have the players individually to do something special”.