Beating England not priority for Belgium boss Martinez

Beating England not priority for Belgium boss Martinez

England´s forward Harry Kane celebrates with England´s midfielder Jordan Henderson (R) after scoring a penalty during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24, 2018. The game likely will hinge on one or two magic moments, and Belgium holds a decided advantage in this regard.

Speaking to TalkSport, Southgate said: "As a manager you've got to think about the whole squad and then your second thought is always for individuals and their own situations - that's a really complex balance in any business when you're managing people, but I'm sure we will get that right".

Gareth Southgate vs Roberto Martinez.

"He has always played in every single game but since the start of the competition, we have not seen him".

Germany failed to make it past the World Cup group stage. "I don't think he will be training today and we will make a final assessment tonight".

England fan Will Tomlinson, 34, who has travelled to Russian Federation, said he hoped for an English influx as the team progressed through the tournament. The teams enter the game tied for first place, having won an equal number of points (six), scored the same amount of goals (eight) and conceded two apiece.

They'll play the winners of group H - one of Japan, Senegal and Colombia - in Moscow on Tuesday, kick-off 7pm.

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What happens if England win or lose?

One player who won't be taking it easy in this one is Vardy, as he'll be desperate to show what he can offer with the knockout stages in mind.

He added he was concerned about the prowess of England captain Kane, who is the tournament's top scorer with five goals so far. "We have to keep building that belief and building those experiences".

"You always give 100 per cent, so we're going to try to win the game and we'll see how far that brings us".

Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld underlined that fact, saying, "Belgium wants to win every game".

"We need to keep winning football matches and we want to breed a mentality that everybody in our squad wants to constantly win", said the manager, who has created a relaxed atmosphere for his young charges.

"That´s the reality. We wanted to qualify, we´ve done that".

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