Marcus Rashford reveals that ending the English curse at the 2018 FIFA World Cup is the best memory of Three Lions
‘It doesn’t count as a goal, but it was a huge moment’: Marcus Rashford reveals that helping England end their penalty shootout curse against Colombia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup is his fondest Three Lions memory yet
- Marcus Rashford scored England’s second spot kick against Colombia in 2018
- The historic win was the first of the Three Lions to ever score on World Cup penalties
- The English team of Gareth Southgate reached the semi-finals and lost to Croatia
Marcus Rashford has revealed that contributing to England’s first World Cup shootout victory in 2018 is his favorite national team yet.
The Manchester United striker had the nation’s hopes on his back when he buried England’s second-place kick low past David Ospina, after the games ended 1-1 in 120 minutes of playtime.
Harry Kane had already buried his sentence before Kieran Trippier and Eric Dier won a historic victory after Jordan Henderson’s miss.
Marcus Rashford scored England’s second-place kick against Colombia at the World Cup
The Manchester United star has appeared in all but one of the English World Cup matches
The Three Lions reached the semi-finals, with Gareth Southgate’s side knocked out by Croatia.
“I know it’s not a goal, but it would be the penalty against Colombia in the shootout. That was probably the greatest moment, ‘the striker told England Youtube Channel.
“England as a nation had not won in a penalty shootout in a long time and we’ve always talked about it as a team, changing the perception of how the UK national team plays.
The striker was on the center line when Dier secured the shoot-out victory against Colombia
Dier’s strike past David Ospina caused big parties across the country that summer
“We just wanted to be ourselves and create our own style and even if we lost that game, we wanted to lose it the way we play.
“That was a huge moment and great for the team that continued after a penalty shootout.”