Winning start Belgium and England

Annette Crawford
June 20, 2018

He is not just my boss, he's my mate ... he's the manager but he's a friend as well. What pleased me is that there has been a long period of work gone into (Monday's) result from all the players and all of the support team. "It is nice to have that kind of relationship with him".

A fanatical English football has fan chose to show his appreciation for Harry Kane's last-gasp victor against Tunisia with a.distinctive bit of body art.

"I wanted to make a mark at the World Cup", he said.

"I had to prove people wrong throughout my career and I love proving to myself that I can do it".

"The 2016 Euro was disappointing for me personally and us as a team as well". There is no better way to do it than to win and score a couple of goals.

Kane also has his eye on winning the Golden Boot competition - a feat that seemed unlikely when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the opening Portugal game against Spain. England can't expect to win this World Cup unless at least one of them is able to relieve the pressure on Kane by finding their goal scoring touch in Russian Federation. The challenge is there.

"Both of those boys (Rashford and Loftus-Cheek) played well when they came on and had a good impact". You can't aim low. The next stage was to do that at a world tournament and that's how you really establish yourself as a leading world player.

"I am confident the Russian police should look at what happened last night and approach the next game in the same way..."

MOSCOW, June 20 ― Marcus Rashford yesterday dismissed the idea that England are overly reliant on captain Harry Kane at the World Cup. To take anything out of the game Southgate probably has to limit his ambition and play Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier together. "We kept going. We spoke a lot about togetherness and we've got a great bond together", he said.

His late victor gave England their first win in an opening game at a World Cup since they saw off Paraguay in Germany in 2006. If we go out, we go out.

"The key is always to believe".

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