Luka Modric believes Harry Kane can become one of the world's best players
14 October, 2018, 01:05
England couldn't suffer the same fate if they aren't more clinical in front of goal as the team squandered multiple opportunities during last night's 0-0 draw with Croatia.
Failure to win this match means England need three points from their clash with Spain in Seville on Monday evening (Tuesday morning AEDT) to stand any chance of winning Group Four, as both sides sit five points adrift of Luis Enrique's men.
And former England global Pearce believes Henderson proved himself the better of the two after the World Cup.
"There would be more concern if we weren't creating chances". We could live hand to mouth and pick teams that are maybe more experienced for a game like Croatia or Spain.
However, both did start for England in their Uefa Nations League game against Croatia on Friday evening, as Gareth Southgate opted for a new formation, moving away from the 3-5-2 he used in Russian Federation and deploying a 4-3-3.
And six minutes after the break Kane rose highest to a Henderson free-kick only to see his looping header come back off the crossbar.
Apart from a few songs from a handful of industrious England fans who watched the action from the top of a nearby hill, the game was played in silence.
Chants of "God Save the Queen" from England supporters who had gathered outside the ground seemed to lift Gareth Southgate's side after the break but the woodwork and some awful finishing by Rashford denied them a goal.
Southgate will be buoyed heading there by the fact that Croatia did not get as much joy in that department as they did in Moscow.
England played out a largely uneventful stalemate with Croatia behind closed doors in Rijeka to earn the first point of their Uefa Nations League campaign - but manager Gareth Southgate felt they "should have won".
"It was odd, the first experience of it for all of us", Dier told Sky Sports.
In contrast, Dier has started seven times for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League so far, missing just one game. The 20-year-old's form with the national side reflects that at Manchester United, veering from one extreme to the other, but Southgate retains faith in a player who has already gained 28 caps.
Kramaric had another shooting chance but again failed to make clean contact, Stones blocking, and with seconds running out Sancho's cross, after an excellent run down the right, just eluded his colleagues.
After 77 minutes, Jadon Sancho made his England debut, coming on for Sterling, and another change followed as Marko Livaja replaced Rebic for the home side.