England’s Delph back in action

Delph: Henderson penalty miss brought on wife's labour

Wife Natalie - described colourfully as "a machine" by her husband on Saturday night - was happy to go it alone but neither Delph nor Southgate entertained the idea. We know what a gent (and massive LAD) he is, as he demonstrated when consoling Colombia players following England's win. I've got Hendo to thank for that.

Gareth Southgate gave the midfielder permission to fly home on a private jet with Manchester City team-mate Vincent Kompany's wife and children after the final group game against Belgium. I tried to explain to some of the boys what it is like back home.

"I was getting stopped on the school run, so I'm glad we could get the win and continue on for them".

The wonderful story does not end there as Delph's Manchester City team mate Vincent Kompany - who he could meet in the World Cup final - loaned him his private jet to fly back and forth to Russian Federation.

Will Kompany be regretting his grand gesture if that does happen?

Delph's wife was already overdue and it was the drama of penalties which finally brought on the birth - and also meant that he was able to fly back to Russian Federation and was a substitute in the quarter final against Sweden. I am close with him and the family, so I flew back with them on a private plane.

"My wife has been great, she's an incredible woman and she even wanted me to stay out here", he said. It is overwhelming. I have told a couple of the lads about it and they could not believe it. He has three lovely kids and they were running about. "Now I am really looking forward to Wednesday".

"In the first half I wasn't as sharp or as good on the ball as I should have been, but you have those games and thankfully the team played so well".

He added: "It is insane".

"I didn't realise what it was like until I went back, we've got our own bubble and we don't see outside it", he said.

England are into the final four for just the third time in their history, but Manchester City ace Delph is "dreaming" of going one better than the 1990 crop by emulating 1966's winning generation.

"During the game she was diving about watching and she then went into hospital afterwards".

"We are going into the next game to win".

"We've managed to do that, so the dream is still alive and the end goal is still there for us".

Related News:



Most liked

England's Raheem Sterling defended by David Beckham after World Cup criticism
The Three Lions have performed admirably throughout the tournament, yet one Englishman seems to be the target of most vitriol. Meanwhile, ignoring all the abuses and taunts, Sterling has applauded the support of English fans in Russian Federation .

First PGA Tour stop in Detroit is full-go for June 2019
The PGA Tour season will end before the end of August to avoid clashing with the opening American football fixtures. Valspar is followed by the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship and the Valero Texas Open, which precedes the Masters.

'Thank You Infinitely': Cristiano Ronaldo Addresses Real Madrid Fans Following His Departure
Subsequently, Hazard sent a number of Chelsea fans into a anxious frenzy with his statements. As I've said 100 times before, I'm very happy at Chelsea ".

5 reasons to watch 'Sharp Objects' on TV tonight
At the ATX Television Festival earlier this year, author of the novel Gillian Flynn spoke about how the book came to be. One, he believes the murders are connected; and two, he senses that Camille isn't facing her past.

Cloudy with a chance of spiders?
Morley told VOA that spiders only tiptoe right before they release silk draglines to fly away, in a process called ballooning . Mathematician Longhua Zhao from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland has made computer models of how spiders balloon.

Drake breaks Beatles historic record
Since the release of Drake's latest LP Scorpion , the Canadian artist has dominated the tops spots of the Billboard Music charts. It racked up 745.92 million USA online plays in its first week, the highest streaming debut for any artist ever.

New Joker Origin Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix Is Officially Happening
As such, the film is meant to be darker and more experimental in tone and content than previous DC comic book films, Variety adds. Leto is still set to play the Joker in the Suicide Squad sequel , as well as a separate standalone movie.

The 'dual-screen' Ticwatch Pro costs $250
Google, at least, has given its platform more standalone functionality, though TicWatch doesn't have a cellularly-enabled version. Over the OLED display is a transparent FSTN display which is used when you aren't actively using the watch for general tasks.

LeBron James called former teammate Kyrie Irving soft
Rumors and what the Cavaliers are saying publicly have differed regarding whether Love may be on the move. Cleveland is likely going to have some more roster turnover before the start of the year, too.

Facebook to be fined £500,000 over data breaches
A Facebook spokeswoman said the company was cooperating fully with an investigation by Australia's privacy commissioner. The ICO said its investigation is continuing and the next phase is expected to be concluded by the end of October.

Fred reveals his disappointment at Brazil's World Cup quarter-final exit
Fans of Brazil have shown their displeasure at the exit of the former world champions from the 2018 World Cup. On Tuesday, July 10, Lukaku's Red Devils comes face to face against France where Henry hails from.

France vs Belgium key head-to-head battles
How deep, or advanced, will Kevin de Bruyne play? "However, each player will do what it takes to win". Belgium boss Roberto Martinez may revert to a classic 4-4-2 formation, Fifa.com reports.

Coast Guard crews search for man missing from cruise ship
The vessel was in US waters, just north of Cape Flattery, at the northwestern tip of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. Coast Guard says a helicopter crew found and recovered the unresponsive elderly man.

Alabama freshman dismissed from team after bar fight, arrest
Cowan recorded two tackles and a quarterback hurry while appearing in seven games as a true freshman previous year . VanDarius Cowan , a freshman linebacker at the University of Alabama , has been dismissed from the Crimson Tide.

Erdogan has fired 18 000 civil servants on charges of terrorism
In addition, the decree states that 148 people, fired by previous decrees, are reinstated in the public administration. Tens of thousands of people have been arrested in Turkey in an unprecedented crackdown since the failed coup.