England aren't a one-man show says Kane

Rosalie Stanley
October 8, 2017

Michael O'Neill: We were great in the second half, especially after being 2-0 down against that level of opposition.

"You are always at tournaments to win football matches but you also have to be thinking what is realistic", he said.

Questions are being raised over Hart's status as England's first-choice goalkeeper following two seasons away on loan from Manchester City and poor displays at the 2016 Euros.

Harry Kane feels he is in the best form of his professional career after following up his stunning September with the victor for England against Slovenia.

"From the fans' perspective, if you look at the last time we won anything for England it was a long, long time".

England have comfortably coasted through qualifying winning seven of nine.

Captain Kane capped a dour performance at Wembley with a stoppage-time victor to ensure England are the the fourth European team to reach next summer's tournament in Russian Federation.

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"England players do not travel well". 3-0 would have been harsh, we deserved the goal in the end but it was very hard.

A lack of creativity in central midfield has been pinpointed as one of England's weak points.

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Butland has though proven that he is ready to play a more prominent role for the national team.

Joe Hart insisted he ignored his critics after delivering a man-of-the-match performance as England qualified for the World Cup. "We should be proud as a team and as a nation", the Spurs striker said.

England's 1-0 win at home and Germany's 3-1 triumph in Belfast were enough to guarantee they will finish atop their respective qualifying groups, earning automatic advancement to next summer's tournament.

As England prepares for Russian Federation, it is becoming a team that relies nearly exclusively on one player. Since then they've only reached the semi-finals only once (1990), while they've failed to even progress through to the quarter-finals since 2006, with their last showing a humiliating group stage exit in 2014.

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