Trippier unfazed by critics of 'clever' England

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Now there are a lot of emotions in the picture, because it's about quarter-finals.

England defender John Stones has since called Colombia "probably the dirtiest team" he had ever played, while Raheem Sterling praised his team-mates for not taking the bait.

Colombia manager Jose Pekerman accused England's players of faking fouls while Jose Mourinho said he was surprised by the "exaggeration on theatre by the players".

When this was put to Trippier, who coolly dispatched England's crucial fourth penalty in the shoot-out, the Tottenham wing-back laughed and shook his head before offering a pointed response. "It's game management as well".

"You see Colombia had 20-25 minutes where they were on top".

But Allardyce, who was in charge of the national team for just one game in September 2016 before being sacked, has suggested the Three Lions should revert to a back four against Sweden.

"If someone makes contact with you, it is a foul, you are going to go down".

The bad news is the fact that he's got Russian 'flu. Because he was a professional he was the one I wanted to follow.' To be fair it worked out pretty well. 'Me and Steve used to stay behind for ages after more or less every session when I was in the youth team. Teams have gone down so easily.

"I went for a tackle with [Radamel] Falcao and he just dropped to the floor and I just said to him "just get up". not quite like that".

"It's being clever in the moments of the game where you feel the other team is on top", he said.

Southgate's men came in for some rough treatment during the 6-1 group-stage romp against Panama and a youthful side showed they could certainly hang tough with such an approach against Colombia.

England's players can not get enough of the social media footage of supporters going wild back home, including some from their greatest supporters, their families, underlining even more how much the national team matters. 'You see people throwing pints in pubs.

The reaction from past and future opponents in Russian Federation has perhaps not been so positive.

"All the boys sense it and want to win more games to let the fans celebrate like they did and give them happiness and hopefully Saturday we can do that". "If I manage to help them I am delighted", he said.

"You have to enjoy the good moments, but I am a long way from ideal, there are plenty of mistakes we have made while we have been here and we will make moving forward, so I think it is unsafe territory if we get carried away with things", said Southgate.

"We know what we're doing", he added.

"Defensively we look extremely sound, but I think we need more attacking prowess going forward to try and score more goals from open play. In my eyes we can hurt anyone".

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