"Southgate understood that he'd go home with two central defenders, so he put three".
It has seen widespread apathy towards the Three Lions replaced by excitement and renewed hope, with previously unheralded players stepping up and better-known names underlining their quality and in some cases changing perceptions.
Jordan Henderson has hailed England's camaraderie under manager Gareth Southgate, citing team spirit as one of the side's key weapons as they prepare for Wednesday's World Cup semifinal against Croatia. We'll just have to assess the bodies. Of course, I want to win.
"That's what I have a focus on".
The Liverpool FC midfielder is now on duty with his national team in Russian Federation as he bids to try and help the Three Lions win the World Cup for the first time since 1966.
Entire Wild Boar soccer team rescued from Thailand cave
It's unclear whether Thai officials will opt to use Musk's submarine to rescue the four remaining boys and their soccer coach . They got stuck when exploring the cave complex after soccer practice and a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels.
Discussing Klopp's response to England doing so well, Henderson admits the German tactician is delighted and has texted him to say so every time they've progressed further in the competition.
"I think he's had his fair share of criticism over the past year or so, but he's done so well over the last six months, really, especially after the start of the season".
All of that quartet - Courtois, France's Hugo Lloris, Danijel Subasic of Croatia and Pickford - have a good chance of claiming the Golden Glove award for the tournament's top goalkeeper.
Former Mexico goalkeeper Jorge Campos has said Jordan Pickford's relative lack of height does not matter at all as he has proven he is one of the best shot-stoppers in the world.