Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has tipped England to win the second semi-final match when they take on Croatia tonight at the Luzhniki Stadium.
The Three Lions will be looking up to reach their second final since 1966 and the Portuguese manager who presently has a stint with one of the English clubs believes that England has got what it takes to reach the final.
The former Chelsea boss who spoke on Russia Today said that Gareth Southgate’s men have a great chance of beating Croatia and reaching Sunday’s final.
“I think England is fresher, has younger players, had an easy group phase, where they played two easy matches and the match against Belgium they changed every player,” he told Russia Today.
“So the players that are playing now they all had one match less than Croatia to play.
“I think Croatia has a great mentality, a fantastic midfield player to control the game and the possession of the game.
“But England is a happy team, is a team you look at and you see happiness, is a team that they went from even candidate to candidate and I just hope that they are themselves and not like Belgium that the majority of the players were not themselves.
“In big matches, you have to be yourself or a bit better.”
It will however also be recalled that Jose Mourinho had earlier predicted that Nigeria and Senegal will reach the round of 16 but none of the teams made it.