Published: Tue, July 03, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

England captain Harry Kane says he can score in every tournament game

England captain Harry Kane says he can score in every tournament game

"Of course, we are practising them at training and what not". As one of the few locally born talents to actually break into - and stay in - Manchester United's first team in recent years, he has had to have that particular trait.

However, Southgate did warn that England should not get ahead of themselves as they still have to get past Colombia, who reached the last-eight of the 2014 World Cup. After holding a news conference at England on Sunday, he walked into another interview being staged with teammate Danny Welbeck, grabbed hold of the microphone, and started asking questions himself.

This is every player to take a shootout penalty for England when it mattered; score or miss.

In a run stretching back to the 1990 World Cup final against Germany, they have lost six of seven shootouts in major finals.

Muller's 10 or Just Fontaine's single-tournament record of 13 in 1982 may be unattainable, but Ronaldo's mark from 2002 is a realistic target.

The center back was among the 21 players practicing in light rain on Saturday at England's training base just outside St. Petersburg.

"I think he (manager Gareth Southgate) knows the players who are confident in those circumstances", he said. "He has played a massive part in my development".

Gareth Southgate has been fantastic. But Kane is ignoring all the talk around his own performances and England's hopes of success in Russian Federation after reading too much during the dismal Euro 2016 campaign.

"We've always got to keep that in context for the players". We have to concentrate on our football, play in the style we have so far in the tournament, with the same mentality, and show the resilience and the freedom we have done up to this point. "This tournament I've changed that and stayed off social media as much as possible". I have a very strong partnership with Davinson Sanchez and Kane will not have an easy time against us.

Lingard was also asked about Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, who had an unsuccessful loan spell at Old Trafford in the 2014/15 season. Though Colombia are risky without Rodriguez, having their star available would be a huge boost, as the Bayern Munich man was involved in 48 percent of Colombia's goals in qualifying, and added two assists in just 152 minutes so far in Russian Federation.

Seeing realism as a nail worthy of smithereening with his great big hammer of hype, Merse says that "everything has worked out perfectly".

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