A young, unheralded bunch of players have gone further than those before who were considered more obviously talented, more golden, more authentic
Leave the flags out. Have another glass. Take another look, if you can, at those moments from Kaliningrad to Moscow when this capable England team played above itself and turned a drowsy, toxic summer back home into something else.
Written by Barney Ronay at the Luzhniki Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jul/11/tears-pain-young-england-team-world-cup-croatia under the title “No more tears or pain now – this young England team deserve our applause | Barney Ronay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.