Kane wants to be 'best in the world'

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This was not the first time that Virat Kohli and Harry Kane have exchanged pleasantries on the social media.

Belgium beat Panama 3-0 in Sochi and England narrowly defeated Tunisia 2-1 in Volgograd.

But if you scratch beneath the surface with England, you will not find much depth in the goal scoring department outside of Kane.

"The games that everybody can watch, all it is as an opportunity for us to showcase that and show everyone how far we've really come".

"Maybe tonight we could have run out of time".

"I want to prove myself at a major tournament, I want to be up there with the best in the world and the only way to do that is to perform on the big stage and in the big moments".

And it was a former Blade in Harry Maguire who headed the ball down to Kane from the corner to set up the iconic goal.

So far that prediction is being proved correct as the first round of 16 group matches have produced 9 penalty kicks; a record for the first round of group matches and a big increase on the number of penalties given in 2014, 2010 and 2006.

"If he hadn't scored, I'd be answering questions about his ability to score in tournament football", he said.

However Kane admitted he was frustrated by several decisions from referee Wilmar Roldan, who ignored several incidents involving Tunisian defenders tangling with the England captain.

"It's massive. I am so proud of the lads".

"We have got such a great support team and they were there very quickly".

Gareth Southgate will have learned a lot from the game, and so did we. That's the World Cup.

I think it was even more important because of the way we went out of the European Championship two years ago.

"It's been a unusual but very exciting time over the last few years and something that I'm ever so proud of", Maguire said on the eve of the tournament.

"I felt positive at 1-1, the pace did drop off a bit".

And deservingly so. England dominated proceedings against Tunisia.

Despite being unable to stay for all three of Panama's Group G matches, Varela, who last week met with Vladimir Putin, said he has already formed an impression of the host country.

The goal was Kane's second of the match giving England a win it probably deserved after dominating the majority of the clash.

"We had to keep monitoring Dele", Southgate said after the match on Monday.

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