Rashford says Kane is only going to get better

Gareth Southgate's England team face Tunisia in their World Cup Group G opener in Volgograd on June 18

England striker Marcos Rashford praised captain Harry Kane when he spoke to the press on Tuesday in the wake of England's 2-1 win against Tunisia on Monday night.

England's World Cup opener against Tunisia in Volgograd was the biggest match the 25-year-old defender has ever played.

At a time when big guns like Germany and Brazil have already dropped points at the tournament, it was pleasing to see England get off to winning ways against the top-ranked African nation.

"I had to prove people wrong throughout my career and I love proving to myself I can do it", he said.

Panama work hard but they are a pretty limited team and we should have more than enough to beat them. They're going to need Kane to be at his best once again if they want to top the group.

"We understand it's going to have to be a team effort to win the trophy".

"If he hadn't scored, I'd be answering questions about his ability to score in tournament football", he said. England had nearly paid a heavy price for missing a slew of first-half chances when Tunisia's Ferjani Sassi slotted home a softly-awarded penalty 20 minutes before half-time.

Kane's confidence will be a boost to England boss Gareth Southgate, who has taken a vibrant but relatively inexperienced squad to Russian Federation.

This is compared to an average of 11.5M that tuned in to England's defeat to Italy in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, although that game kicked off a little later in the evening.

Gareth Southgate's side were aggressive from the first whistle and took an early lead through Kane before Tunisia levelled the scoring from the penalty spot.

Mauricio Pochettino has been showing support to Tottenham striker Harry Kane during his World Cup campaign with England.

"Put no limits on yourself, nobody should".

"As a player, sometimes the less information the better", he said.

"If we were to get a draw it would have been an excellent result for us".

"So, I would rather come here and attack it, give it everything, score goals, and if we go out, we go out".

"In the first two games there will be 10 behind the ball, but against Belgium and in the knock-out stages I think Dele Alli will be a better player".

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