"They controlled the game, they weren't overly flamboyant in any way and I think he's not just got a positivity, but a real calmness about the way he does things".
Gareth Southgate's young side face the Scandinavians in Samara at 1400 GMT with a place in the last four against either Croatia or hosts Russian Federation up for grabs.
"This is absolutely fantastic - I think they can actually go all the way".
"For me, Uruguay have been excellent, I like Belgium, but I think it will be a Croatia, England semi-final, and then if England get though I fancy them, I really fancy them".
"But we just want to keep improving as a team of coaches, as a team of staff, a team of players".
Croatia or hosts Russian Federation lie in wait at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday, with manager Southgate telling his players to seize this opportunity of a generation.
"We will have to be very strong in the area to ensure they don't get the service they want", said Granqvist, who will probably have the job of marking England captain and the World Cup's leading goalscorer, Harry Kane.
"It was good timing, I didn't sleep much last night, my wife did a great job back home and both her and the baby are doing very well", added the Sweden skipper, who also spoke about Saturday's game and his side's team spirit.
His classy tweet was in stark contrast to the aftermath of England's victory over Colombia, which ended after a tense penalty shoot-out.
"We're far from ideal", Southgate said.
"I'm fairly indifferent to the game on Saturday because Switzerland got kicked out in their last game, I'm not too happy about that", he says.
James, 39, from Essex, said: "If we can nick one I think they'll struggle".
ENGLAND fans have been filmed singing and jumping on furniture in an IKEA store after their World Cup quarter-final victory over Sweden.
"Sweden are so good defensively, their block of eight with four at the back and four midfielders has been so solid, so I think they are a little bit anxious but it's going to be a tight game".
Can England go on and win the World Cup this summer? I was at Palace when they weren't quite as good as they are now.