Former Croatia striker Davor Suker has claimed that England are lucky to still be in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
The Three Lions booked their spot in the semi-finals of the competition with a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday in Samara.
Gareth Southgate’s side needed a penalty shootout to overcome Colombia in the round of 16. However, and Suker has insisted that his nation’s semi-final opponents at the 2018 World Cup are fortunate to still be in the tournament.
Suker who won the Golden Boot at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France has however praised the Three Lions for their improvement in the competition.
“I watched England’s game against Colombia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow and you were lucky.
Colombia had two chances to score to lead in the penalty shootout, so you were lucky,” Suker who is the current president of the Croatian Football Federation told English tabloid The Mirror.
“But why lucky? Because you invested in a lot of forwards and that’s what I liked, England at that moment. It’s football, 11 against 11, 11 warriors. What I would like is the England from before, but now they are very strong and we have to respect them.
“But money isn’t playing, Ferrari isn’t playing, watches aren’t playing, just 11 against 11 warriors in the World Cup. But I think – and I said the same before the game against Russia – it will be 50-50 against England