Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Neville thought 3 England stars would struggle at World Cup

Neville thought 3 England stars would struggle at World Cup

All we can say is that for two of these four sides that answer will come sooner rather than later, as today (*producer jump zoom*): one of these nations is going home.

"As I have got older, I have become more conscious that it is easy to avoid challenges and avoid putting yourself on the line".

Best of luck and let us know how you do.

"The key is how you respond to failure and react to it".

"Our players did a great job".

"Sometimes we judge him about "he missed that goal", "he missed again that shot", but the number of actions he creates, the assists today, he creates fouls, penalties, because he's so fast and quick, sometimes he is unstoppable in those situations", Pep Guardiola said last season about Sterling's dramatic transformation when he managed to net 23 Premier League goals.

"We want to get close to them, although it is hard to repeat this endeavour, but we will try".

Steve, who was at the 1982, 1990 and 1998 World Cups as a member of the media, picks up the story: "Twenty years ago in 1998 I got involved with Statto (Angus Loughran) from (Frank) Skinner and (David) Baddiel's Fantasy Football, which was all the rage at that time", he said.

"But this just strikes me as one of those games that I really do think England will win, by hook or by crook".

"Croatia, I think, will stay in a lower block and will try to find solutions on the counter-attack because they have very fast players with [Andrej] Kramaric, [Ante] Rebic and also [Mario] Mandzukic, who is a fighter, and also maybe with the individual brilliance from Modric and Rakitic".

"We've won after scoring in the last minute, won after conceding in the last minute, come through extra time and penalties".

Croatia may be best suited to counter-attacking and relying on the brilliance of Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic against England, according to former global Filip Tapalovic.

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