SOCCER superstars hailed England’s Historical past Boys for thrashing Spain to raise the Beneath-17 World Cup.
The Younger Lions got here again from 2-Zero right down to document a sensational 5-2 success in entrance of 60,000 followers in Kolkata.
And that meant England now boasts TWO World Cup successful groups after the Beneath-20s triumphed simply 4 months in the past.
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Gary Lineker – England’s high scorer in senior World Cup finals – stated: “We have now a brand new Golden technology. Effectively performed boys, nicely performed.”
And Wayne Rooney, England’s general high scorer, tweeted in delight: “Yessss!!! Congratulations to all concerned. Been class all through the match #worldchampions.”
Michael Owen, star of the 1998 World Cup, stated: “Good achievement and as soon as once more, simply goes to indicate we produce high class younger expertise. Effectively achieved lads.”
Present England first-choice striker Harry Kane stated: “Congrats to the U17s – a implausible achievement!”
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Peter Shilton , England’s most-capped participant of all time, added: “Congratulations to England U17’s on successful this World Cup implausible achievement, very pleased with them.”
Participant of the Match Phil Foden of Manchester Metropolis scored twice and Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster grabbed the Golden Boot along with his eighth purpose of the competitors. Morgan Gibbs-White of Wolves and Chelsea’s Marc Guehi had been additionally on the right track.
Coach Steve Cooper stated: “I’m speechless. The sensation is a little bit bit surreal and it would even really feel a bit higher tomorrow once we realise what we now have achieved.
“We’re worthy winners of the match. To be 2-Zero down in a World Cup in opposition to the run of play and win 5-2 tells you every thing concerning the character of the gamers.
“This trophy is a dedication to the great work being achieved again in England. These gamers have been within the system for 4 or 5 years and they’re on a journey.
“For me it’s recognition of the place English soccer is and the place it will probably go. It’s fairly particular.
“The result’s superb however the way in which we now have gone about it has been second to none. Not one lengthy ball – cross, cross, cross and get into good areas. That is the way in which we’re going and we now have a plan that can be utilized in any recreation.
“We beat Spain taking part in our recreation. That is the way in which we need to play.”
Paul Simpson, who coached the U20s to glory, added: “Excellent! The second half efficiency confirmed such character and I’m delighted for everyone. We took Spain to the cleaners within the second half.
“England have been immense, they’ve proven such resilience and what a comeback this has been. It’s not luck, they deserve it they usually nonetheless had the vitality to make it much more emphatic.”
Prince William, who’s FA President in addition to the Duke of Cambridge, tweeted: “Congratulations to @England on turning into World Champions in a tremendous #U17WorldCupFinal.”
England additionally acquired plaudits from former SPAIN star Pep Guardiola, who was delighted to listen to Foden had achieved so nicely.
Spain received the World Cup and the Euros on the again of a sensational youth programme and the Manchester Metropolis boss predicted England to have an actual crack at doing the identical.
He stated: “It’s the step they want. It occurred in Spain. Spain was at all times final 16, quarter finals.- they arrived one second within the semi finals and since then they’ve received each time.
“That’s why it’s so essential. Massive congratualtions to the supervisor, all of the employees and the gamers as a result of for English soccer they want that.”
Midfielder Foden can anticipate some first group motion on the Etihad quickly as Guardiola was already a giant fan.
The previous Barcelona boss stated after Metropolis’s Three-1 win at West Brom: “What place did he play? Once I discover out, I’ll put him on this place if he scores two targets within the ultimate!
“Day-after-day he’s within the locker room with our guys. That’s one of the simplest ways to be taught, from the skilled guys, about what it means to be at a excessive degree.
“It’s so essential for Manchester Metropolis, for him, for everyone, that he performed at a excessive, excessive degree in that competitors. We can not neglect he performed at a World Cup.”
Whereas Metropolis skipper Vincent Kompany tweeted: “Get yourselves residence, we’ve obtained a recreation on Wednesday!”
Former England and Manchester Metropolis defender Danny Mills hoped all of the England group would go on to be stars.
He stated: “They must go on and construct on this – make certain this isn’t the head of their careers.
“They need to be Premier League and England stars of the long run, they must construct on this to get to the highest.
“We have now two World Cup-winning groups – that is unprecedented! It must be celebrated extra.
“They’ve proved they’re winners. Hopefully managers will see they’ll address strain to win matches.”
Trevor Sinclair – who additionally performed for England and Metropolis – added: “They scored essentially the most targets, conceded the least and that reveals they deserved to win it, which they did in type!”
The match was broadcast reside on BBC2 however the Beeb sparked fan outrage after they MISSED the presentation ceremony in favour of a REPEAT of a Gardeners’ World episode.
Livid England followers took to Twitter to model the Beeb “a shame,” “pathetic” and “s****.”
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