Rashford praises England captain Kane

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As for facing Roberto Martinez's men, they might want to change the team again.

"In 1990 when we did well and got to the semi-finals of the World Cup, we had Gary Lineker as well as a world-class player like Gazza (Paul Gascoigne)".

If Alli is not fit enough to play the second group game, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is likely to replace him in one of the two advanced midfield positions in front of Jordan Henderson.

Rashford played as a second half substitute, replacing Raheem Sterling in the win, but Kane was the hero of the night with the two goals to give his side a morale boosting win in their opening match of World Cup Group G in Russian Federation, reported Xinhua news agency.

"It's definitely the biggest feeling I've had in an England shirt", he said.

"But we kept going throughout the game and we knew we would create chances".

"When you score late goals like that a lot of it is down to the support because I'm telling you, a lot of the players on the pitch were physically drained", he said.

"They've had excellent seasons for their clubs and hopefully in this tournament they can provide some for us". I have a lot of determination, I enjoy being here and it is about stepping it up.


The Manchester United forward replaced Raheem Sterling in the 68th minute.

"He scored two goals but he brings more to the team than that".

"So, it was just a bit annoying the timing of it, for it to come just before we travelled to the tournament". It's fair to say that, unlike the majority of his England teammates, the softly-spoken Maguire hasn't played in the really big games, domestically or in Europe.

England face Panama in their next Group game on Sunday, and will be aware that if they beat the Central American minnows they will be all but guaranteed to progress to the knockout stages.

"That will continue to happen now throughout the tournament, I'll have to keep doing that sort of recovery and stuff in order to stay in shape for the games".

"They like to play out from the back and they've got some quality in the team as well, so we have to show respect to them and we have to go there and ultimately get the three points".

"There are always things (to improve)", he told reports (via Football365).

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