England will adopt an aggressive approach to their World Cup fixtures and tackle the tournament "head on" as Gareth Southgate's youthful squad hopes to make its mark in Russian Federation, captain Harry Kane has said.
The displays in the warm-up matches have been in contrast to England's performances in recent years, which critics say have been hallmarked by disjointed and often tiresome football - just 40,000 fans turned up for a friendly against Norway at Wembley in 2014, and some travelling fans booed a the end of a 4-0 win in Malta last year.
Harry Kane hopes a shift in mentality will help England have a successful World Cup in Russian Federation. "The most important is the way you play, and your performances and your results", Southgate said.
"Our journey might get just as hard as theirs as we go along", said Southgate. We know everything else comes on the back of that. "I know what those tournament experiences can be like and we desperately want to bring that".
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Despite England taking the lead from the penalty spot through Wayne Rooney, Iceland still went on to win 2-1 to progress into the quarter-finals at the expense of a star-studded English side.
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"I think a lot has been said about staying in cliques and teams staying in teams, but I've not seen that at all here". Sometimes going into a big tournament is about not losing and being passive but, for us, it's about playing attacking football.
Kane added that he regards national team achievements higher than those at club level.