Harry Maguire determined to 'make history' against Croatia

10th Jul 2018

Harry Maguire says England's players are determined to "make history" during Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

The nation's expectations were low prior to the tournament, but Gareth Southgate's side have roared into life in Russia.

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England eased through their group before beating Colombia and Sweden to set up a last-four clash against their European rivals.

Maguire scored a crucial goal in the last round, sparking jubilant scenes across the country, but the Leicester defender is adamant another chapter must be written as England seek to reach their second World Cup final.

"We’re still focused, we’re still ready to go, we know we have a job to do and it’s really important that we don’t stop here," he told the FA's official website.

"We have a good chance to go and make new history and that’s what we want to do."

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Fans have undoubtedly felt disconnected from the national side in recent years, courtesy of a disappointing record at major tournaments.

But Southgate's young squad has re-energised supporters and Maguire is adamant the feel-good factor among fans has helped bring the best out of the players.

"It’s great to see that we are making the country proud and happy," Maguire added.

"That’s what we set out to do at the start of the tournament, we all wanted to make the nation proud and now we’re ready to go and do it again."

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