England beat Japan on penalties to reach quarter-finals

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On Monday night, though, England looked extremely calm and confident as they converted all five penalties after both teams were tied goalless in regulation time.

"Penalty shootouts are something that will happen to these players the longer they stay in the system".

"It's great when you win on penalties but it's also the harshest way to lose on penalties. We have to learn when we lose and celebrate when we win them as well", Cooper said.

"Jadon loves to play for England and especially for this team, so it's sad that he had to go now", said Cooper.

Overwhelmed by the support he received in Kolkata, Cooper said that would love to come back to Kolkata. It's been awesome. Not just the crowd, it's been an incredible attendance.

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"I just wanna say a Big Thank you to Kolkata for the support, it's been a pleasure playing in front of such awesome crowd! The local public need a pat in the back for that". Japan will feel hard done by. They still had some really good opportunities. They didn't get clear cut chances but that was because our defenders were around the box.

"We have two targets: to do as well as we can in each tournament that we play and to ensure these players' long-term development", he added. Little by little we started getting better after getting through the first half where our focus was to defend. "We did that tonight".

The German club were reluctant to allow the Manchester City graduate to play in the tournament but he met up with Cooper's squad to play in the group phase.

"It was in the plan". We have a strategy for taking penalties whoever is in the list in the list whether he come on as a substitute or goalkeeper.