Gareth Southgate: Young England side 'hungry' to go as far as possible

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"I've got that power and agility to get around the goal".

Several members of the Three Lions' squad complained of minor injuries at the end of their gruelling showdown with Colombia in the quarter-finals, which went the whole way.

Eric Dier scored the winning penalty at Moscow's Spartak Stadium after hero goalkeeper Jordan Pickford kept out Carlos Bacca's spotkick with a magnificent left-handed save.

Gareth Southgate's men, including the steely Marcus Rashford, held their nerve in a shootout to record their first knockout win since 2006 and first ever shootout win at a World Cup.

"Jordan (Pickford) is a fantastic goalkeeper and deserves everything, ' Dier added".

"The history boys" - The I claim England lived up to Southgate's pre-match challenge of his players to "write their own stories" against Colombia.

"Southgate's policy towards penalty takers is that they must be fit and comfortable to strike", said Wallace.

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After coming through one shootout, Pickford's confidence will be high for the next one if England are put in the same position again.

"I just felt we had the resilience and belief to get over the line, whatever it was going to take". "I might be young but I've got good mental strength and experience and I used that". 22 years later, the phrase has a broader meaning - that England will win it.

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner were watching the match in Frank's house - complete with the World Cup wall chart behind them, natch - and shared their celebration post-penalties on Twitter.

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