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”.
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.
Wow Wow Wow . #WorldCup Semi Final , Let me take a minute to let that sink in . Thank You everyone for your support here in Russia and back home , Unbelievable ! We keep going pic.twitter.com/xZXfovWX7Y
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) July 7, 2018