Former English international Paul Gascoigne has for the semi-final against Croatia, a remarkable tip for his successors at the Three Lions. “They have to play like I did. They must be for the public to play, for the fans. My message is: play as simple as possible, as if you were a 10 year-old boy,” said ‘Gazza’ in the Daily Mirror.
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England at full strength against Croatia
– Croatia with AA Gent-goalkeeper Kalinic, or the injured Subasic?
Gascoigne pulled out 28 years ago with England to the last four at the world Cup in Italy. After winning against the Red Devils in the eighth-finals (thanks to the unforgettable volley from David Platt deep in injury time), went to the English in the semi-finals after penalty shoot-out against West Germany. Gascoigne weep as bitter tears on the field.
“Today, I dare still to cry when I think about, but because it is the most beautiful weeks of my life were. When I go to the photos look, there are so many beautiful memories back,” says the 51-year-old Gascoigne, who as a midfielder, “a genius” but in addition to the field is a misguided missile was marked by years of alcohol addiction.
Gascoigne, who in the national team on the side played by the current national coach Gareth Southgate, warns the British at the same time, Croatia was not to be underestimated. “They have a fantastic team. They play incredible football. I expect really that it will be a tough match for the English, though I hope of course that they win. I want England world Cup win but first, we need to get past Croatia.”
With a win against Croatia play England on Sunday in Moscow to the ultimate glory against France. Les Bleus knocked Tuesday night in the first semi-final, the Red Devils 1-0. Belgium plays Saturday in St. Petersburg to place three and four against the loser of the England/Croatia.