The Three Lions required an injury-time victor from captain Harry Kane to get past Tunisia despite starting well, with the North African side having equalised after the Spurs striker's opener. I get on very well with him.
"I had to prove people wrong throughout my career and I love proving to myself I can do it".
Even in the second half when you could see the energy seeping out of their bodies, they totally controlled the match. If we are to go far, we have to win games like that and teams who do well need last-minute goals or last-minute saves.
He added: "I probably wouldn't have played Dele Alli in that [Tunisia] game and I wouldn't have been fussed about playing him against Panama". What pleased me was that we kept the control and composure, " he said. It's fair to say that, unlike the majority of his England teammates, the softly-spoken Maguire hasn't played in the really big games, domestically or in Europe. To be the best player in the world you have to aim high - you can not aim low - so just put no limits on yourself.
"We are a team that are improving and developing, and therefore there will always be things that we can get better at".
England coach Gareth Southgate said after the game that although he had no complaints about Tunisia's penalty, he wondered why "it wasn't one at the other".
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Midfielders: Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Stoke), Idrissa Gueye ( Everton ), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham), and Cheikh N'Doye (Birmingham). Subs: Fabianski, Jedrzejczyk, Bednarek, Goralski, Linetty, Teodorczyk, Glik, Peszko, Bereszynski, Kurzawa, Kownacki, Bialkowski.
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Australia were unable to climb the steep mountain before them, falling to 239 all out and a 242-run defeat. On the same ground where England plundered the previous record 444 for 3 against Pakistan in August 2016.
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Southgate entrusted nine World Cup debutants at the sparsely filled Volgograd Arena and was rewarded with an unbelievable start. Up next for England are Panama , who lost their opener 3-0 to Belgium .
Former England defender Jamie Carragher believes Marcus Rashford should replace fellow forward Raheem Sterling for the World Cup fixture against Panama on Sunday, explaining that the Manchester United player is better suited to the side's system.
But if you scratch beneath the surface with England, you will not find much depth in the goal scoring department outside of Kane.
Every World Cup in history has featured debuting teams, and Panama is one of two at Russian Federation 2018, along with Iceland, which set an example to follow by holding Argentina to a draw in their opener.
"As a player, sometimes the less information the better", he said.
Meanwhile, in Vatutinki, Russia, Germany captain Manuel Neuer said Tuesday their two remaining World Cup group games are now effectively "finals" as the holders fight to stay in the tournament. "So I'm delighted he scored two goals and hopefully there's many more for him to come in this tournament".
"It's a massive boost, a massive bonus, we kept going".