Gareth Southgate should switch England to a three-man defence

Joe Hart

"We qualified last time, we get to major tournaments and then we completely freeze". Much as Eriksen does for Spurs, Lallana is England's key man because he offers something different, a creative quality lacking elsewhere. Three strikes after the 90th minute have garnered England five points in this qualifying campaign: against Slovakia in the team's opening fixture, against Scotland at Hampden Park and tonight at Wembley.

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.

But there was nothing Oblak could do about Kane's late victor, the cross from former Spurs teammate Walker flawless for him to tap in his 14th goal of the season for club and country.

Asked if he was enjoying the tricky challenge of leading his country, Southgate said with a chuckle: "Weirdly, I am".

And Glenn said while he accepted Thursday's Slovenia match "wasn't the prettiest of games", the side were still a work in progress. 3-0 would have been harsh, we deserved the goal in the end but it was very hard. England has no one like Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić, Marco Verratti, Andrés Iniesta, Eden Hazard or N'Golo Kante who can dominate and control midfield (and that's just in Europe).




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ENGLAND arrived in Lithuania ahead of their last World Cup qualifier match and got a feel for the pitch during a training session on Saturday night. There's no better buzz than being part of a good national team.

"I'm extremely proud, not just for myself but for the team, for the nation", Kane said.

Meanwhile, like England, Germany sealed their spot at the finals on Thursday after a 3-1 win over Northern Ireland in Belfast. Seems to be uncomfortable when being relied upon to play out from the back.

The Scots, missing from the World Cup since 1998, will be guaranteed second place in Europe Group F and a potential place in the playoffs if they beat Slovenia on Sunday.

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