“We have good attacking players but we need someone in the middle of the park who can spray the passes, switch the play quickly and play at a tempo that Gareth likes”. “I believe they can make it to the World Cup”.
Kane then chipped in with his second of the game after a sublime assist from Marcus Rashford as England stayed two points clear of Slovakia at the top of Group F ahead of next Monday’s clash at Wembley.
– England maintained their 100 per cent record against Malta in worldwide competition, beating them for the fifth time in five meetings.
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England captain Jordan Henderson felt it was a “professional performance” which eventually broke down a stubborn Malta side before a late flurry secured a 4-0 win, but accepts there is still “a lot to improve on”.
Moreover, anyone who watched England struggle through the first half would be hard-pressed to claim this was a pointless exercise featuring a global powerhouse and a vastly inferior minnow.
England started the game well, though Raheem Sterling wasted a chance in the second minute before Kane was denied by a superb save from goalkeeper Andrew Hogg, who got down well to parry the Tottenham Hotspur striker’s header.
“It’s going to be more hard on Monday because we know how the Scottish team plays at home”.
“We just knew to keep moving it, the spaces will open and the chances will come and 4-0’s a good result”.
We’ve dominated the game.
He has 83 caps and follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather in representing Malta.
“Their fans are unbelievable and when we played there it was something special for me”.
“The manager makes his choices [on tactics] and puts the team out in a way he thinks is going to be best to win the game”.
It’s something that we’ve got to change. They will be there along with all my family.
The quietly spoken Southgate experienced equal negativity around the national team in his time as a 57-times capped player and called for a measured reaction to the qualifying process.
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