"Poch sent me a text message with lots of love hearts emojis and he wrote: 'Come on, England!'" Kane said after the match. He is my boss, the manager, but he is a friend as well.
"I've seen a couple of them and they make me look a bit chubby if I'm totally honest with you". "It is nice to have that kind of relationship with him".
"I want to prove myself at a major tournament".
"I think we deserved the win", he said.
If Ireland had qualified for this World Cup and we had beaten Tunisia with a last-minute Seani Maguire goal, similar scenes would have been played in Tallaght, Tullamore to Tuam and yet England's expectations should be a little more inflated. If it were not for the unbelievable Cristiano Ronaldo, there would surely be no discussion.
Is he the best number nine in the world? The challenge is there.
Lineker defended his tweet by suggesting "many people who have never played have a good understanding of the game". You can't aim low. You should put no limit to yourself. "The only way to do that is to perform on the big stage, in the big moments". Alli, with just two goals in 26 matches for England, also needs to raise his game for his country and show the form he displays regularly for Tottenham.
"We're one team over here and we know we've got quality all over the pitch".
"It's a massive boost, a massive bonus, we kept going".
"The key is always to believe. You have to stay ready for one opportunity and it can change the game".