England not on revenge mission in Croatia, says Kieran Trippier

WION Web Team London, UK Oct 10, 2018, 05.20 PM(IST)

File photo of Kieran Trippier. Photograph:( Reuters )

Story highlights

In the 2018 FIFA World Cup England missed out on a spot in the final after losing to Croatia after extra time. 

England defender Kieran Trippier on Wednesday said the team will not be out for revenge for their World Cup semi-final defeat when they face Croatia in the Nations League on Friday.

In the 2018 World Cup, England enjoyed their best World Cup performance in 28 years. They, however, missed out on a spot in the final after losing to Croatia after extra time.

"No, it's not revenge. Croatia were good on the day against us in the World Cup semi-final but it's another game," Trippier told Sky Sports. "We want to go there get the win, get the points we need and then look forward to Spain."

The clash between the two teams will be played behind closed doors as UEFA have punished Croatia after a Nazi symbol was marked on their pitch ahead of a Euro 2016 qualifier.

England, second in Nations League Group 4 ahead of Croatia, face Spain in Seville next Monday.