What a disappointing night it was last night for every England fan. After an incredible tournament, they petered out with a poor performance against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. After only five minutes Dele Alli won a free kick and Kieran Trippier was stood over the ball just outside the edge of the box. The wing-back stepped up and whipped an incredible shot into the top corner of Danijel Subasic’s goal, although the keeper should have done better with it, to give the Englishmen a dream start. For the rest of the half the leaders played excellently and created a few chances, the best of which fell to Harry Kane who got through on goal but couldn’t finish past Subasic. The rebound fell back to the Tottenham man in a very good position about two yards from goal but he somehow couldn’t squeeze the ball into the net as it just hit the inside of the post and then deflected over the bar off the foot of the Croatian goalkeeper. It was an incredibly lucky escape for the Croats and I’m convinced that they would have lost had it in. The second half was completely different and with 20 minutes to go Sime Vrsaljko whipped in a cross towards the back post where Ivan Perisic got the run on Kyle Walker and headed the ball past Jordan Pickford to take the game to extra time. England improved in extra time and during the first half John Stones headed a corner goalbound but Vrsaljko managed to clear it off the line to the Three Lions’ despair. Five minutes into the second half a defensive mix-up allowed Mario Mandzukic to run in behind and win the game with a left footed shot to send Croatia into their first ever World Cup Final. As I predicted before the match, the Croats proved to have better quality and I think the experience in their side really helped them. It has been an incredible journey for England, and I’m sure it has reconnected millions of fans with the team, something that just hasn’t been there in my lifetime.