England fans were split with a mix of nerves and confidence ahead of the World Cup quarter-final tie with Sweden. "We knew we would have lots of possession but I thought we controlled it well and we moved it quickly", said Kane.
The national side will be looking to qualify for their first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90, when they lost on penalties to West Germany, but will have to overcome a record of one win, two defeats and five draws in major tournaments and qualifying campaigns against the Scandinavians.
As your own national team starts to do well in the World Cup, it is very easy to get carried away with the feeling that "it's coming home" and hard to assess their chances in an objective manner.
Former Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson was also praised for being "brave enough" to put young players in at Euro 2016 and help the country kick on to reach the World Cup semi-finals.
Meanwhile, iconic football anthem Three Lions by The Lightening Seeds and Baddiel & Skinner is being tipped to top the music charts after re-entering the UK Top 40.
"That's so important for us on Saturday because I always think Sweden like to point we're paid this and that, and we're the team of entitlement, when I don't think that is the case for this group".
The 25-year-old England worldwide - who earns £40,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com - played in all 38 Premier League matches for Leicester last season. "That's something we've got to think about tactically", he added.
But as the saying goes, "if you can't beat them, join them", so some happy couples chose to put the game on for their guests, to stem all the covert football-watching.
Gerrard, who was part of the 2006 squad that went out to Portugal on penalties in the quarter-finals, thinks England have a good chance of making history.
"Whether that takes it out of them for the final or whether it actually gives them that greatest test going into it, they're more ready for it, I don't know".
"And I think what's impossible about it is to keep everybody happy". I'm not sure he's always believed that.
'So I said to him right let's get it booked in today and I'll do it.
Having grown up in Hemsby, playing for Stalham and Lowestoft while with the Norwich City Girls' Centre of Excellence, Barsley will very much have split loyalties.