Italians Give Their Assessment Of England's Chances In This World Cup

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England have reached the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 and it feels good.

This will be in response to the low number of clear-cut chances created by England's midfield, a problem Southgate wants to get rid of before they face Janne Andersson's side. "Controlled the game. Fantastic", Tim Banks said. They are really important messages for us.

"The level of work has been great and their commitment to each other, you don't get through with just 11 players".

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"I think that is probably starting to register with them now - maybe I tell the truth most of the time". "We are playing some young players who are barely established at their clubs, never mind in their worldwide careers, but we feel that they are able to play the way we want to play - playing with huge pride, playing with no little quality, showing the sort of mentality to work for the group".

At the final whistle, Gareth Southgate, normally mild-mannered, walked on to the pitch and roared his approval to 5,000 England fans who roared back.

"I think England are definitely a good side", admitted AC Milan fan Michelangelo". I think that they aren't ready to make history at the moment.

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"No passengers, nobody failing to close down, nobody strolling around".

"Harry Maguire is one of the players with the biggest potential at this World Cup", said Schmeichel, noting that he had watched him play alongside his son Kasper at Leicester over the past season, but that he had elevated his play. "The expectation and pressure will be completely different to today". But if Deschamps worked two years with the best French generation since the World Cup in 1998, Southgate and his players are not so experienced and we saw it vs. Colombia. "People were quite tense at first but when we scored there were beers flying in the air and people who had never met started hugging each other".

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