Kane's clinical finishes was also a reminder of the odd tactic adopted by then England manager Roy Hodgson at Euro 2016 where he persisted in the Tottenham Hotspur player taking the corners rather than finishing them.
Southgate has huge faith in Sterling, the manager greeting him with a warm embrace after his disappointing night against Tunisia, and firmly believes he will deliver for England.
"It told us a story that we have got to keep working hard at them because it pays off ― even in the dying seconds".
What England have learnt from their study of the Central American side, playing in their first World Cup, is that "Los Canaleros" will aim to play a high-paced, physical game.
It's obviously not a good idea to make any knee jerk reactions but United fans definitely want to see more of their own star ahead of the City star. That means places for Jordan Pickford, Kieran Tripper, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Ashley Young, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane.
Southgate showed commendable foresight when he warned on arrival in Repino that England's squad must have the resilience to win games in "the 93rd or 94th minute" if required.
Mirror Sport say in relation to Sterling's proposed omission, 'the fact that it is nearly 1000 days and TWENTY-ONE appearances since Sterling scored the second of his two England goals'.
England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his World Cup celebrations will be more muted for the remainder of the tournament after dislocating his shoulder while out running on Wednesday.
"It was a bit of banter, we move on and are looking forward to the game now".
He explained that it was a tribute to his father, who was shot dead in his birthplace of Jamaica when Sterling was just two years old. "Some people may say that three goals is a lot, but honestly, three goals against the team we played against today, taking into consideration our experience.it should have been worse". I want to play. They were supposed to be relaxing because we let the players have a bit of time off and I am causing them work. "But if you put me against Andy Carroll I'm never going to beat him in a fight so I have to use my brain", he said.
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