Ironically just a few hours before the 1-0 win at Wembley, English FA chief executive Martin Glenn cited mental frailty has the root cause of England's recent failures at the business end of global tournaments.
Another injury time victor from Harry Kane gave England the win but for most of the game they were crying out for the sort of creativity that we all know our Jack can produce.
"In some areas, we think we can look at different things". We want to learn from the game and don't want to waste that opportunity'. We want to successfully defend the World Cup title, said Bayern Munich midfielder Rudy following his first worldwide goal. Butland and Pickford need to play against Germany and Brazil and get some big-game experience.
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Harry Kane placed no importance in the manner in which England secured their place at the World Cup finals, insisting qualification was all that mattered. "This is a game where we want to give a strong performance and win", he said.
MERSE SAYS: Lallana, like Wilshere, is another player who can unpick tight defences, so he's a shoe-in. Joshua Kimmich then added a third on 86 minutes, while Josh Magennis grabbed an injury-time consolation for the hosts.
England have qualified for every World Cup since 1998 but have struggled to make an impact at the tournaments themselves, with their best performances coming in South Korea/Japan in 2002 and Germany in 2006, when they reached the quarter-finals.
"It isn't down to just me, it's down to the whole team", Kane said.
"We should enjoy this". By the time he retired, Shilton had represented his country at three World Cups and two European Championships.