"I think he's had a fantastic World Cup".
"The way Raheem's handled everything from when we met up until now has been incredible", said Dier.
"They are really good at set-pieces and their tall players are risky at corners".
Forget the cutbacks across the goal amidst a crowded penalty area or the clever runs behind the defence to create goalscoring opportunities, Sterling's tactical intelligence makes him the ideal candidate for the situations when England want to press high up the field - whether he puts the finishing touch himself or selflessly sets up a teammate, Sterling threatens to produce moments of magic every time he receives the ball and that is a quality to be heralded, not ridiculed.
'People think he's weak but I've seen countless players ride his back because he's that strong.
"But we believe in our strengths, too".
"Because if we don't do that, they will definitely punish us". "We don't fear England or anybody else".
Indeed. Croatia have players in their squad who England have to be wary of.
"You shouldn't be putting a 23-year-old boy under pressure to win you the World Cup".
On a more positive note, he looked forward to playing another attack-minded team in England after his side's relative struggles against the more defensive styles of Iceland, Denmark and Russian Federation. They will face Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday night.
Playing alongside Liverpool's Dejan Lovren, Vida has been one of the best defenders at Russian Federation 2018 and Dalic said he would be key to Croatia's plans to keeping Kane out, just as they stopped Argentina's Lionel Messi and Christian Eriksen of Denmark.
"We as a country are united behind the team".
"Our league is not so strong but if we had England's money, who knows where we would be".