"Sometimes I think: 'They're never going to go for this.' They're at times painstakingly putting up with some of the things I throw their way so that, I think, would be more hard with older players".
"Raheem will start, for me, and I think Gareth likes Jesse Lingard too".
"It's scary to think what his potential could be and I'm constantly on his case to do better as an older player should be". "No question. There's some serious decisions to take - but in a good way".
"They'd possibly be a little less malleable and a little less open to new suggestions, but they really are having a go at everything and they are keen to show people how much it means to them to play for England". He is a wonderful striker of the ball from distance.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Navas was completely caught out moments later, though, as Rashford unleashed a powerful drive from 25 yards that dipped perfectly over him and into the top corner for his third global goal. I expect quarter-finals. From there they'd have to put together three very good performances against the likes of Germany, Spain, Brazil. There is no doubt that Southgate will play a back three, though.
"We have all said from day one that with the ability in this squad, we are capable of beating any other team at the World Cup on our day".
Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek added further energy to the team, while Walker adds pace to the backline - pace which will be important in making recovery tackles. And with the pressure mostly on the Tottenham man, Rashford could emerge as an unexpected hero, as he did for Manchester United. He has not partnered Harry Kane in the 352 formation yet.
It would be a big risk to play Rashford.
"Everything he did he did well. I think everyone knows how tight-knit a group we are".
Ex-England boss Glenn Hoddle, speaking on ITV: "It's really given Gareth a nice headache for the opening game".
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Phil Neville wants more players to stake their claim for a place in his England Women's squad.
Rashford said after the game he needed to improve as he gets ready to represent his country at a major tournament for the second time - he came on briefly against Iceland at Euro 2016 as the Three Lions were eliminated. I still need to get in the box a bit more to finish off chances.
The dismissal of Costa Rica with substitute Danny Welbeck adding the second goal meant the hosts extended their unbeaten run to 10 games, going back almost a year.
"It is up to the manager to decide who is in the best XI for the first game and then for the games after that but I have felt in good form for a long time".