Roy Keane and Ian Wright have heated discussion about England fans

England v Croatia World Cup 2018 Roy Keane tan

You know how hard it is to get to these big finals or even get to these World Cup.

Alongside Gary Neville, Ian Wright and Lee Dixon, Keane went to town on an England team in danger of spurning their best chance of reaching a World Cup final in a few generations (of players, at least): 'It's back to the old England'.

Picking an argument with someone like Roy Keane is a bit like insulting Vinnie Jones' mum, not the best idea.

"If they show enough courage, they'll win the game but they've been in this position before and messed things up so let's see", said the Cork man.

"People weren't even expecting us to get to the semi-final, why couldn't we have got excited about being there?"

"The whole yesterday and today they were talking about the final the final the final", Keane began. "England have got to finish this job off because in the last five or 10 minutes there were a couple of daft free-kicks given away, they're putting themselves under pressure", he said.

"England have already won the tournament, according to these lads down here."

Along with complimenting England on their first-half performance, that little nugget of uncertainty was Keane at his most meddlesome.

Sloppy is exactly what they became. "Take it a game at a time", Keane continued.

We saw the likes of Jordan Henderson booting the ball miles over the bar late on when he had three options to his right, we saw Lingard and others give away possession cheaply.

Ever the stony-faced pragmatist, the Irishman and former United captain Keane accused ex-England striker Wright of getting caught losing focus on the immediate games of the World Cup.

Keane did have his defenders, however, dividing viewers as he once divided Ireland after quitting the 2002 World Cup squad by calling manager Mick McCarthy a wanker. So, normal service resumed.



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