Young – There is no point England celebrating Croatia tie


Ashley Young insists there is no point England celebrating setting up a World Cup semi-final against Croatia as they “haven’t won anything yet”.

England’s defender Ashley Young reacts during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate’s side brushed aside Sweden 2-0 on Saturday to set up a first last-four showdown since 1990, when they were dumped out on penalties by West Germany.

Young – who has started four of his country’s five games at Russia 2018 – knows the Three Lions have put themselves in an excellent position to win a first World Cup for 52 years, but is refusing to get carried away.

Speaking at a press conference, the Manchester United wing-back said: “We haven’t wont anything yet so there’s no point celebrating.

“It’s nice to get a victory, but celebrations are muted because we’ve still got big games to come.

“There’s a lot to play for and I’ve said all along the team spirit is fantastic.


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