Kieran Trippier believes that England have progressed since their semifinal defeat in the world cup three years ago. He scored a freekick in the semifinal before Croatia turned it on. Croatia held on for a narrow 2-1 lead and a place in the final. England take on Denmark in the semifinals of Euro 2020 on Wednesday at Wembley. the world cup semi-final defeat was their third in a row since lifting the World Cup in 1966.
“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,” England defender Kieran 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 really good progression over the years.”
Denmark have made a remarkable comeback in the tournament ever since they lost the first two games of the group stage. They lost their captain who suffered a cardiac arrest in their first loss to Finland. He was resuscitated on the pitch and was taken to a hospital for treatment immediately. trippier was a former teammate of Eriksen at Tottenham saidd he was in shock at the time.
“We were on the coach, before the Croatia game. We saw it on the screens,” he said. “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.”