I don't feel like this was my best performance personally on the pitch, but to get a goal on an occasion like this is unbelievable.
A little while later Janne Andersson collected his players and the coaching staff in front of the Swedish supporters, to have a talk.
Even England's players have got in on the act, with Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard sharing the contents of his phone conversation with his mother.
"Cancel your plans for Wednesday night - England have reached their first World Cup semi-final in almost 30 years", said the Sun on Sunday.
"[Jordan] Pickford proved in the last game how big he is for this team, and he proved it again today". They had bought 32,000 tickets to the matches as of early June.
'I think Roy took a lot of criticism for that, but he was courageous enough to put a lot of these young players in - and without that experience, we wouldn't have had a day like today because they've learned from that. You're going to have days when they're not able to cope with things or adjust to things.
"Over the years we have underestimated them".
Croatia, who last reached the semis in 1998, now face the challenge of trying to recover in time to play England in Moscow on Wednesday after their second consecutive penalty shootout drained their players of energy.
"Luck was against us", Cherchesov said. "We are progressing really well and we do have some good players".
"We're enjoying it, the fans are enjoying it, I'm sure we'll see some videos later of the fans enjoying it".
"Maguire player of the tournament".
"I have this enormous pride for this team", Olsen said.
An Ikea spokesperson later confirmed: "We are aware of a small group of fans celebrating the match result in one of our stores".