Southgate rates Croatia highly ahead of tonight semifinal game.


England Manager, Gareth Southgate has come out to say his team would be wary of the Croats after he emphasized how stuff it would be for the team tonight.

England play Croatia in Moscow on tonight with a place in only their second major tournament final on the line and Southgate has said the likes of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic are the best in the land.

He said: “They’ll be the best team we’ve played in terms of what they’re capable of doing with the ball, and what their individuals are capable of, definitely.

“For us as a team, it’s another chance to create a small piece of history.

“We’ve got to keep getting over those hurdles and I know we talked about the success of the younger teams but this is a much harder, much bigger level for the players and the belief is building as things are happening.

“The more of these tests we can come through, the better, not just for now, but moving forward.”