With six goals so far in the World Cup, Kane is the leader of the England side on and off the pitch, but on Saturday, although he worked hard and led the attack intelligently, he wasn't the hero; England had plenty of heroes.
Meanwhile right back Kieran Trippier, who came to Russian Federation with barely a handful of caps, has established himself as a key player in the team: not just for his pace in defense, but for his countless forward runs and his crossing. Now they have to stay calm and keep doing exactly what they've been doing because they look exciting and the dark horses in the competition.
"We felt like we could dominate the ball in this game". They are really important messages for us.
"I'm so, so proud of what all of the players and all of the staff have done because we've got to this point because the collective has been so strong".
"But this time it might be different and we dare to dream".
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England followed their gritty display against Colombia with a comfortable 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden.
"Pickford is the sort of prototype a modern goalkeeper should be", he added.
"The number of touches you have with your feet is exceptionally high in the modern game, especially European and global football.His speed around the goal today, the saves he made at critical times, and generally his distribution, there were some excellent moments".
"It (the first goal) can't come better than that". The national side have been lethal from set pieces this summer and they showed that again as Maguire headed home from a Kieran Trippier corner to send the country into mad celebrations and refrains of Three Lions.
"I never put myself under any pressure or anything, I embrace the moment, play in the moment". I was at Crystal Palace when they weren't quite as good as they are now.