Leading England has been easy, says Harry Kane


Redknapp added on the man at the helm: "They have played with no fear and I always think that has been a major problem with England in the World Cups and European Championships the last three or four campaigns".

The FC crew examine England's side of the bracket and caution the Three Lions to take the right approach against Colombia, James or no James.

England have a fantastic opportunity to reach the latter stages of the competition having seen tournament favourites such as Germany, Spain and Portugal exit the competition.

England approach the match fresh and injury-free, but their 23-man squad could well be a player light as Delph flew back to the United Kingdom straight after starting last Thursday's defeat to Belgium.

Instead, Southgate and his players are focused on preparing to go up a notch against Colombia in England's first knockout match since the Euro 2016 humiliation against Iceland.

Jesse Lingard has credited England manager Gareth Southgate with overseeing a "revolution" that has brought a feel-good factor back to the national side.

"They [Colombia] might not be talking about them but they're definitely practicing". It's never a chance.

It's an exciting time to be an England fan. It's a skill and every skill takes time to learn it and to flawless it. "It's just about being able to perform it with pressure".

"I'm slightly concerned, because as a centre-half that took a lot of knocks to the head, I'm not normally synonymous with fashion icon", he joked to the BBC.

"You know that in any chance he is going to be there to try to score". They practice their skills to become flawless at it.

"[But] if I know I'm improving to the player I was a year ago or six months ago then that's good enough for me". It's not about competing against other people.

"All we can look forward to is what is in front of us and I don't think we ever think about that type of thing with England".

"It's refreshing to see a lot of young players, a lot of energy, a lot of high pressing, they're scoring goals and are exciting as well".

"Everyone has the level to play and be here; I have the full confidence (we) will work as a team to achieve the result that will take us to the next phase".

"We are a team where we don't carry passengers".