Jose Mourinho believes Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard will not feel the pressure as England take on Croatia for a place in the World Cup final against France this evening.
The pair have cemented themselves in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI over this World Cup with energetic, composed performances.
Lingard, for one, has covered more ground than any England player and scored their finest goal of the tournament against Panama, while Ashley Young delivered a stellar display in the 2-0 win over Sweden.
Speaking on RT ahead of the game, Mourinho backed the pair to relish – rather than shirk from – the occasion in Moscow.
“Looking to my boys, I think Lingard is one that enjoys the occasion, I think he’s going to be the happy kid he is every day and that he shows every match...
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