Kieran Trippier: England have progressed since World Cup 2018 semi-final defeat

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Defender, Kieran Trippier believes England have progressed since their 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia and is relishing Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Denmark at Wembley. Trippier scored with an early free kick in the World Cup semi-final in Russia before Croatia struck twice to snatch an extra-time win.

“I think from the two years the team has changed a lot and we are in a position now where we just want to create our own history. That’s all we want to do,” Trippier said.

“There are only maybe six or seven of us from that World Cup team, we have got so much good young talent now.

“It is there for everyone to see the attacking players we’ve got and I think we’ve taken that step forward from 2018.

“The Nations League we were in the semi-final and now we are playing Denmark – we have made a real good progression over the years.”

Gareth Southgate’s side will take on Denmark at Wembley with the chance to reach the final of a major tournament for the first time since winning the 1966 World Cup.

While talking about his former teammate, Christian Eriksen, Christian said: “We were on the coach, before the Croatia game. We saw it on the screens.

“It’s just important that he is here with us. He’s getting better, he’s making progress. It’s just hard to put into words because I have played with him. I was close with Christian.

“The most important thing is he is getting better. I messaged him. I didn’t do it straight away, I messaged him through social media.

“This is the time to give him privacy, with his family and his children. We just want him to make progress in his recovery.”

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