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England easily won that match to reach their first World Cup semi final since 1990, but Kane - who had previously scored in every game he'd played at the tournament - was fairly anonymous and did not seem to be running with his usual speed or enthusiasm.

If England beats Croatia on Wednesday, they face France in the final on Sunday. I don't think when I left, he didn't get in the team.

"To meet any heroes from '66 is incredible". He trains right, he works hard.

"But they have some very talented players and if they realise Modric should be playing higher up, we could be in trouble".

However, Lovren bounced back from that low point in his season, as he would go on to pair with Virgil Van Dijk in the centre of a Liverpool defence that went to the Champions League final.

I think their players will realise they will never ever have a chance of getting into a World Cup final, and also of winning the thing.

"A lot of us weren't even born when that was happening", said the 24-year-old Kane. "We are one step closer to what is the biggest game in football as a professional".

Nearly 20 million people in Britain tuned in for the victory over Sweden, not accounting for the many more who watched in pubs and public viewing areas. 'We worked so hard, the fans were unbelievable, it was a tough game, a 50-50 game, when we look back we will think there's stuff we could have done better.

Forsberg strike clinches Sweden win over Switzerland
The referee initially pointed to the spot, only to overturn his original decision after consulting the VAR system. Sweden now await the victor of Colombia or England , with their quarter final to be played on Saturday.

"We want players to be 100 per cent but we will see after training". In the last few seasons he's always scored more than 25 goals and he's one of the best strikers in the world.

I just have a feeling that England will find a way to win.

Kane is mindful of the influence he now wields as one of the game's top stars, but the status is one he appears to embrace.

"It's tough, we're gutted", Kane said.

"Why didn't you ask me about when I played well?"

"So to be here, to be part of it, I'm so proud".

"We're looking forward to finishing strong and whatever happens we can say we're proud of each other", said Kane.