"As a player and as a professional I know that I have a job, on and off the pitch, to inspire people and inspire kids watching this tournament".
Roll on to 2018; a young, inexperienced team (in terms of the World Cup) has been selected by Gareth Southgate who is now the manager.
There may be an air of euphoria back home but England midfielder Eric Dier is adamant that for all the progress, success has yet to be achieved for the Three Lions at the World Cup in Russian Federation. Kane and his team-mates will now face Croatia in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday after overcoming a stubborn Sweden challenge in this quarter-final, with help from a magnificent display by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. ■ Tanish Taneja StudentThe business end of the World Cup is fast approaching now and the only probable Golden Boot winners seem to be Kane (England) and Lukaku (Belgium).
It is of course the Semi Finals that are going to be played next and we do now know which teams are playing each other. He's had a fantastic World Cup so far.
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Thanks to the power of social media, the Tweet came to Kane's attention and England's star striker was quick to send his best wishes to Ben and called him an "inspiration". But it would be a shame to be in Russian Federation for a couple of weeks and not get a chance to come to Moscow so we intend to stay there for the very last game.
Mr Herbert tweeted the video to Kane, saying: "Ben has just completed his #radiotherapy for a #braintumour, he was unable to walk and talk before his treatment but a week ago he asked for the World Cup, so we delivered".
"It's felt like a good holiday we've been on, no boredom at all, (we're) enjoying every moment of it".
"So to be here, to be part of it, I'm so proud". "We couldn't be any more happy with the guys at the hospital for arranging this for us, for arranging the ceremony yesterday and for getting Ben through what's been an incredibly tough 6 weeks".
"But it is really nice if that is happening because it means I am doing my best for my country, my family and myself".