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Gareth Southgate admits knives will be out if England lose to Colombia

30 June 2018

"I think both sides are keen to continue that work at a faster pace than we have done up till now and certainly we would welcome that", she said today.

He later featured in a pizza commercial that mocked his miss along with Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle, who missed penalties in the 1990 World Cup semi-final shootout loss to West Germany.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has said the Russia 2018 World Cup is "the best he has been involved in" and that the tournament has given an "incredible image of the Russian people" and the country.

Their B team's defeat to Belgium has got them a second-round game against Colombia and beyond that - if there is a beyond that - a place in the favourable half of the draw.

England hold no fear for World Cup last 16 opponents Colombia, said the South American side's coach Jose Pekerman, who is relishing the prospect of the "full on, to-the-death" knockout phase of the tournament.

In the opening match against Tunisia, it was his bullet header that was too hot for Mouez Hassen to handle and left Harry Kane with a simple tap in for England's opener, before scoring two headers against Panama as England ran riot in Nizhny Novgorod.

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'We had to make a decision we felt gave us the best opportunity preparing the whole squad for that game and that's what we tried to do, ' said Southgate. I was sat there watching the Belgium game saying please don't score! He came off at half-time in Thursday's game against Belgium with a calf problem but it's not thought to be serious and he should be in contention for the match against Colombia in the last 16.

The player was aware of this situation before the tournament started. England is a young team, has a lot of harmony and you can tell they have a lot of faith in themselves...

"Harry Kane is a top striker and they have looked unsafe on set-pieces. We lost once, and the others were a draw and, going back before that, Sweden have beaten England in big games".

'We have to put things aside and solve them, it's not a Bravo, a Vidal or an Alexis Sanchez, we have to put things aside and build'.

"Don't give Colombia chances because they have players like Juan Cuadrado that can beat players one-on-one".

Gareth Southgate admits knives will be out if England lose to Colombia