Harry Kane delighted to help England seal spot in 2018 World Cup

Posted October 06, 2017

England, who lead Group F on 20 points, will seal a spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation if they beat third-placed Slovenia at Wembley.

Betfair are pricing England at around odds of 4/9 to score two goals or more against Slovenia in the World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Thursday night. "We'd already had that conversation", Southgate said.

"It's not a relief, I always thought we'd achieve the objective [of qualifying]".

"I think tonight highlighted where we are". "We will not be releasing players". Nevertheless, the players of the England national team are in brilliant form at the moment, and given that they do not have to lose for the exit, I presume they will cope with the task without difficulty.

"If you put Marcus Rashford and Kane up front, with Kane's guile and everything and Rashford's pace, we'll petrify teams".

" They are suffering the consequences of 25, 30 or 40 years (of failure in major tournaments) and that's not their fault."
In some areas, we know where we want to evolve towards. "That will be an wonderful thing for me personally". The objective was to qualify for Russian Federation.

'It's not just hard on me, it's hard on everyone.

While Thursday's performance was not how Southgate wanted to celebrate his year in charge, the outcome deserves credit after he was parachuted into the job following Sam Allardyce's abrupt exit.

'They got exhausted, they came out a bit trying to get the win and we took advantage of that. A right mish-mash as they booked their place at next summer's World Cup Finals in an unsavoury fashion. 'It's quite a unique circumstance but probably a fair outcome, ' he said. We have to stay focused and keep doing what we are doing tactically, physically, mentally and see what happens.

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"For me Kane will play every game and it's important that whoever wears that armband will be starting most of the games".

"He is hot, isn't he?" goalkeeper Joe Hart said to journalists at England's St George's Park base earlier this week.

"I don't think having an armband on your arm makes a difference to how you play". I wish them good luck at the World Cup. "We are not going to become Spain in the next eight months".