"He comes from a better version of England than we are used to seeing", he said.
"Our best player is Harry Kane and look how humble he is".
England's fairly muted celebrations reflected the routine nature of the victory over a hard-working Swedish side that had already gone further than expected in its first major tournament without Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
England manager Gareth Southgate has also hailed the Sunderland native, lauding him as a model for the next generation of goalkeepers to follow.
Just two wins away from being crowned World Cup champions for the first time since 1966, England is getting a little bit insane right now.
Yet the performances of Gareth Southgate's squad - the second youngest at the tournament - are being celebrated wildly back home.
If given the go-ahead, the fan zone would be held at Lincoln Castle from 5pm on Wednesday, July 11, when England face Croatia.
"The only team I would have feared playing against is Brazil", he said.
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And following the loss to Belgium , Brazil head coach Tite admitted that Fred was not fully fit at any stage of the tournament. Belgium , meanwhile, are the tournament's top scorers, banging in 12 goals in their four games so far.
"I thought we did well, did well".
However, Gareth Southgate, the team's forward-thinking coach, made a decision to switch formation to a 3-5-2 past year in an effort to give more security to his defense, enable his midfielders to have more possession, and to get more support for star striker Harry Kane.
There was another against Sweden, with Maguire heading in a driven corner from Ashley Young in the 30th minute.
Lloris came into the World Cup under some scrutiny after making more errors than usual for Tottenham in the Premier League last season, but he has been mainly solid all tournament and preserved France's lead against Uruguay in the quarterfinals with a low, diving save to keep out a shot from Martin Caceres.
"These set of players have played with such passion, unity and determination they have not only put pride back in the shirt but inspired me to put one on", said Martin Baily. "And also that little ball that Jesse sent in for Dele, that was great". "Obviously we work on them in attack and defense, and they are vitally important for us".
"They didn't have big-match experience and under pressure they suffered", Southgate said.
"Is the World Cup any different?"
"Probably one big difference is that we had four genuine world-class players in Gordon Banks, Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Greaves (who did not play in the final)".