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I'm in the best form of my career, says Kane

I'm in the best form of my career, says Kane

England players celebrate after the game after qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. "We had to be patient and in the last 10 minutes they were getting exhausted", Tottenham Hotspur's Kane, who wore the captain's armband for the third time and the first time at home, said.

"We are getting to know each other more and more, every time we are together". If the gaffer wants me to play, I'll be there definitely, hopefully trying to score a few more goals'. Moments later, having collected a loose ball, his distribution to Kyle Walker put England in trouble and, though the danger was cleared, it is these kinds of mistakes that are making fans and pundits question his status.

MERSESAYS:Simple choice here. Walker is the best in the business at right wing-back, while Trippier is not far behind him. "But these are good kids, desperate to play for England".

MERSE SAYS: Again, another two easy picks. Walker, Trippier, Rose and Bertrand pick themselves in my opinion, but if Southgate opts for a different formation his selections could differ greatly. That was a year and a half ago and I wasn't sure. But I'm throwing a wildcard in with Wilshere.

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Kane's Spurs team-mate Dele Alli is unavailable due to suspension after being given a one-match ban by Federation Internationale de Football Association for flashing his middle finger during England's 2-1 win over Slovakia last month. "Now we have to be focused for the whole match, otherwise we could be punished". He capped his display with a deserved goal in the closing minutes. For all his requests to play centrally, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appears best at wing-back. "They are young players we have to try to get behind".

England are being lined up to host the 2022 World Cup after a leaked report said it may be impossible for Qatar to do so. I look at my numbers after the game and I've been out for four months and I'm not the one who hasn't run the most. You want the whole country to be behind the team.

Having selected his 23-man squad, Merse turned his attention to how England should line-up in their opening group game in Russian Federation.

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

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The midfield of Chamberlain, Eric Dier and Jordan Henderson is pedestrian and the return of the suspended Dele Alli only marginally raises hopes.

Victory in Russian Federation is, of course, a mere formality for Our Brave Boys (until we wake up, give ourselves a little slap in the face and then return to the real world).

If we're unsuccessful initially, the likes of Lallana and Vardy can come on so we can retain possession while running the channels.

Gushing with confidence But the Chelsea star agrees with Kane that England must get quality contributions from other areas for Southgate's men to have any chance of making a sustained run in Russian Federation.

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