VOLGOGRAD: England captain Harry Kane handed all the victory credit to his England team-mates after they opened their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win Group G win over Tunisia.

The two-goal Tottenham centre-forward said: “It’s massive. I’m so proud of the lads. I thought we played really well, especially in the first half, and deserved to be ahead.

“We could have scored a few more and then obviously – I’ve not seen the penalty back but from my point of view it didn’t look like one.

“Credit to the lads, we kept going. That’s what these games are about – it’s a World Cup, you go until the last second and I’m absolutely buzzing.”

Manager Gareth Southgate said: “He’s a top, top striker isn’t he? I’m delighted for him because if he doesn’t score tonight we’d be asking questions about him not scoring goals in tournament football.

“It’s great that we’ve got him in the team and he took his goals really well. I think it’s a night where it’s difficult to highlight individuals because it was a collective.

“The squad have been brilliant. The team selection was so difficult and to bring those substitutes on and them to have the impact they did.

“But we’ve got this result over the last three weeks, not just tonight, and that’s been down to everybody that’s trained so hard and worked so hard together.”