Southgate, who experienced the pitfalls of global football when he missed a penalty in the shootout loss to old foes Germany in the Euro '96 semi-finals hosted in England, did not wish to heighten expectations which has so often been a crushing burden for the national side. That's what we are trying to instil into the team.
It will be the first World Cup appearance for the Tottenham striker, and Kane said that he wants to improve his scoring record in the big tournaments.
"Of course, if we do all of those things and we play with a smile on our face and we enjoy our football, enjoy being in a tournament, then I think we will get results".
Heading into this year's tournament, we've ranked every team in the field of 32 to give you an idea of how things might shake out in Russian Federation.
Deezer has urged listeners to get behind the English team by "encouraging Brits [sic] to sing along to Lonnie Donegan's World Cup Willie, the soundtrack to England's win in 1966".
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The showpiece event in Russian Federation will be Kane's first World Cup, having previously played for England at Euro 2016 and in the 2015 Under-21 European Championship, but the Tottenham striker wants to break his duck of never scoring at a major tournament.
"It is about reading the game, I don't want to leave space at the back to get on a counter-attack", he added.
Explaining the picks Toure said, "It is a surprise I name Kyle Walker - he is not yet well known but he can be one of the revelations of the World Cup". So that's big tournaments.
"It is a World Cup - there is always going to be pressure, nerves and excitement".
After flying into Saint Petersburg, England headed to their base camp in the seaside town of Repino, 45 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of the city, where preparations will start for the Three Lions' opening game against Tunisia on Monday.