Liverpool star helps Germany qualify for 2018 World Cup

Gwen Vasquez
October 7, 2017

However, Southgate has backed the 22-year-old to transfer his club form to the national team.

"We knew they had to win and were going to come onto us".

Looking ahead to the World Cup, Seaman feels optimistic about England's chances.

"In some areas, we think we can look at different things". "Was it the performance or the night we wanted?"

"But tonight, as a country, we go to the World Cup".

However, they can still look forward to a place in the playoffs and a possible trip to Russian Federation. "Definitely one of the very best I have ever played against and an absolute goal machine". "My desire and ideal way of playing and what we need to do over the next year are maybe two different things".

"We have to assess where we are injury-wise, but I won't be releasing players", he told his post-match press conference.

"But we're working to change the generation and we've brought some young players through".

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The Three Lions left it late once more, with the third stoppage time goal in this campaign securing the three points that send them to Russian Federation. "It really is tough".

Scotland's hopes of reaching Russian Federation remain alive after a late victor gave them a 1-0 victory over 10-man Slovakia.

The result means England have not lost in their last 20 World Cup qualifiers - a run that stretches back eight years - and they have topped their World Cup qualification group for the sixth time in succession.

"We weren't as sharp as we'd have hoped to be, but we stuck at it and it's not a coincidence if you keep scoring late goals".

Despite England's qualifying bid starting controversially, with Sam Allardyce resigning as manager after alleged ethical violations, the Three Lions haven't had any trouble getting to the top of their group.

"I'm able to rationalise it all. All I have to do is keep winning football matches".

England conclude their Group F campaign away to Lithuania on Sunday but Southgate does not plan to release players despite having clinched qualification. "It was hard for the crowd - we appreciate them coming - but the game was hard".

The game, which will also raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund, is the first time Brazil have played at Wembley since 2013.

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