England footballing icon Paul Gascoigne has told the current Three Lions crop to ‘watch each other’s back’ as they prepare for their World Cup semi final clash with Croatia.
After finishing second in their Group to fellow semi finalists Belgium, Gareth Southgate’s side has incredibly found itself on the easier side of the draw, avoiding the likes of France, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, while Spain and Germany faced early elimination.
They now potentially stand just 90 minutes away from their first major tournament final in 52 years, when they last won the World Cup back in 1966.
“All the England players have got to do is watch each other’s back,” he told Sky Sports News.
“Every one of them has got to be a captain on the field.”
“Gareth, good luck. Stick to what you’re doing, I’m behind you,” he added.
“I don’t know what you’re saying in the dressing room to the players, but whatever you’re saying, it’s working.”
Gazza was of course one of the star players the last time England played in an World Cup semi-final back in 1990.
The former Spurs star picked up a booking which saw the talented footballer burst into tears, knowing it would keep him out of any potential final, a final which England failed to reach:
“The reason I cried was it was the best six weeks I’ve ever had in my life.
“Playing football, being with my mates, waking up every morning training and playing football.”