Henderson admits he may be off penalty duty after Colombia miss

Hugh Fox
July 6, 2018

Eric Dier instead took and scored England's fifth penalty, securing Southgate's side a place in the World Cup quarter-final while Vardy could only watch on.

England's first penalty shootout victory in the World Cup saw them through against Colombia, but Mourinho was quick to point out that there is room for improvement against Sweden. The celebrations, however, did not end in the field as Southgate and his boys took to social media to express their delight.

Even we got in on the action!

But with the team moving on to the quarter-finals, life seems to have been breathed back in the country.

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In a bid to ensure opposition number one David Ospina would not catch sight of the cheeky tactic, Pickford wrapped the bottle in a towel. After a tense 30 minutes which was dominated from Colombians, the tie moved into penalties.

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"You obviously fear the worst when you miss a penalty but Pickers did brilliantly with the save and they've hit the bar, so I'm just relieved we got over the line", said Henderson.

They aren't the only famous faces thrilled about England's win, with Ross Kemp taking to Twitter to make an emotional reaction video. Two years later, it was re-recorded with slightly different lyrics as "3 Lions 98" - and, of course, it resurfaces pretty much every time there's a footy tournament in which England are involved.

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He got a bit of criticism last week, undeservedly, so I am so happy for him to achieve that.

If you are supporting the Three Lions then that unusual feeling you have is called optimism.

Meanwhile, Mourinho said he believed England have a "golden chance" to reach the World Cup final for the first time in more than 50 years.

"He's a good player and it will be good for him to be playing against top-class players, but it's hard to say if he would break into one of the top four sides in England at the moment".

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