Leading England Has Been Easy, Says Captain Harry Kane

Fan holds up a World Cup trophy replica before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium

Ashley Young wants to atone for his previous shootout failure and take a spot-kick if England's World Cup hopes come down to penalties.

"For this team this is a brilliant opportunity to go beyond where more experienced teams have before them".

Yet England's extensive preparations, which have been formally ongoing since March and have been a daily feature of their sessions at their Zelenogorsk base camp, have left him full of belief that he should be on Gareth Southgate's list of takers.

"It feels like a new revolution".

Southgate wore a navy blue three-piece suit from M&S at every England group game, despite sweltering summer heat in Russian Federation. That shouldn't change now we are in the knockout phase.

"Like all the players we've been through all the various drills to prepare. It's changed the whole mindset for us".

"You just want to be on the pitch because you know a chance will come".

"At this moment in time, it's game by game".

He said: We have to focus on the game tomorrow.

"A great finisher", he said of the striker, who struggled at Chelsea after a hard spell at Old Trafford.

"I think they are relishing that chance, the energy in training was really good".

"He's a player, as we've seen, with outstanding set-play delivery and technique", said the Three Lions' manager.

"For any player to miss matches at this level when you have worked so hard to get to this stage is very difficult", Southgate said when asked about Alli's absence.

"He's been great with me", he said. A tough side, a physical side, so we're aware of that.

The Monaco striker spent two seasons on loan in England, first with Lingard at United, and then at Chelsea, between 2014 and 2016. England will entertain Columbia in the second round of the tournament on Tuesday.

"He's put that trust and faith in me to play me in big matches week in, week out". They are playing with confidence, the performances have been confident ones.

The Liverpool duo of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson joined them in St Petersburg, underlining how club rivalry has been put aside in Russian Federation.

"I think that has gained more support". We wanted to attack it and make sure we were in charge of our destiny.

"For now we're family and we've really got a strong bond at the moment between everyone".

"He has gone to another level and elevated his game".

"We're prepared but there's a lot of football before that point". They practice their skills to become ideal at it.

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