Paul Parker: England must improve... and make one change for Panama

Paul Parker: England must improve... and make one change for Panama

Paul Parker: England must improve... and make one change for Panama

When England captain Harry Kane headed home a stoppage time victor to secure three points for the Three Lions in their World Cup opener in Russian Federation, millions of fans around the country leaped up as one and punched the air.

"If I'm being honest - and I'm one of his biggest fans - I thought he was poor", he told Sky Sports Super 6.

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

"Ronaldo is the best in the world, up there with Lionel Messi, but the challenge is there to be with them". "We kept fighting and got the late goal and a big win", England midfielder Jordan Henderson said.

While some United States fans seemed happy with the idea of supporting England, others clearly weren't convinced by Corden's game plan.

"His potential is huge", he said on Maguire. "I'm so proud of the lads", Kane said.

"But we created numerous chances against Tunisia".

In England's favour, Robson senses a strong team spirit and he feels that is a credit to manager Gareth Southgate.

At just 24, Kane is the youngest England player to ever captain the Three Lions at a major tournament.

"To be the best player in the world, you have to aim that high".

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system which is being used for the first time in the World Cup in Russian Federation has certainly given plenty of reasons for discussion, with Brazil angry that Switzerland's equalizing goal against them in the 1-1 draw in Rostov on Sunday night was allowed to stand and asking for explanations why nobody spotted Stefan Zuber's push on Joao Miranda. It's good to have variety; it will become hard the further England get if they are always singing the same song.

"We're one team over here and we know we've got quality all over the pitch".

Thanks to his brace, he became the first England footballer to score twice in a FIFA World Cup game since Gary Lineker in 1990 and he will be looking to repeat his heroics when England face Panama in their next group stage encounter on Sunday.

The youngster is more of a poacher than anything else and poachers tend to do better in two striker formations so the Tottenham's striker's link-up play should help him tenfold. "Go out there and play your own game, be free". I can see Rose or Eric Dier playing, or Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who looked very positive, showing good touch and awareness, when he came on against Tunisia.

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