Back home in Helsingborg, his wife Sofie is already overdue to give birth to their second child. They've done a little bit of that tonight, we go to a quarter-final, but I don't want to go home yet!
Moscow police said on Tuesday they had detained a person who vandalised a statue of a renowned Soviet football player outside the Spartak stadium, where England were playing Colombia in a Round of 16 match.
Mild also suggested that the added strain of England's win against Colombia following extra-time and penalties could be significant.
The Mirror labelled them: "Snarling, cynical Colombians", while the Sun said: "Brute Force - Kane 'n Co hold their own in street fight".
The Three Lions have quietly gone about their business in Russian Federation so far, but with only eight teams left the role of underdog no longer fits them.
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Following the game, under-pressure Germany boss Joachim Loew refused to pin the blame for the defeat on Ozil. Germany salvaged its chances of advancing with Toni Kroos' injury-time victor on Saturday.
Russian Federation 2018's round of 16 came to a dramatic end on Tuesday night, when England defeated Colombia on penalties, and as has been the theme throughout the tournament so far, there was not a single anti-climactic fixture.
Russian players were on their knees in exhaustion after defending for 120 minutes in Moscow with just 26 percent possession and they must now summon another huge physical effort, with Croatia expected to dominate the ball once more. "It's going to be a real tough test".
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And when Jordan Henderson missed his penalty, it looked as if England were staring at another heartbreaking exit from a major tournament.
Fernando Hierro's side were considered to be one of the favourites from the competition, but saw their chances of a second World Cup triumph after being defeated by Russian Federation. The hosts continued their remarkable run by knocking out tournament favorites Spain on penalties.