'Ultimately we have to beat the top nations if we are going to win World Cups and European Championships, ' he said. After sitting in the middle of the fans, the former striker upset a number of them with his combative behaviour, at one stage trying to conduct the crowd like a super fan.
What's next? There's just one game to go and it's the big one - the World Cup Final - France vs. Croatia in Moscow at 3am tomorrow morning. So it's nice that we've got the enthusiasm and the encouragement from the tournament, the belief from some of the experiences we've been through, and that allows us now to go back and to identify exactly what we need to do.
"And they should be proud of themselves because they've achieved an equal high in terms of tournament performance that any English team that's has to come overseas for a tournament has achieved".
"In the end we are very proud of what we've done".
Bajlo described Modric as the "greatest player in our history' and signed him up straight away for the club's football school, where he immediately stood out".
It was emotionally hard after the semi-finals, but our players are just incredible.
Our taxi driver tells me, it's that past which has given this team a mental strength which surpasses other world teams and has seen them become the lowest ranked team to ever make a FIFA World Cup final.
"Thank you for your unbelievable support throughout this World Cup journey".
"When you are mentioned in that context it's very nice and pleasing but I don't preoccupy myself with that", he added.
From that point on, however, Kane failed to so much as register a shot on target in the win against Sweden and defeats to Croatia and Belgium, leaving Neville to question the player's fitness.
"We know exactly the areas where we hope to get better".
"I don't think he has a real worry about being in big games".
"We haven't hidden in terms of where we see our progress, but we also leave here having progressed a lot as a team".
"We have nothing to train", said Dalic.
But with global football returning in less than eight weeks' time with the UEFA Nations League - live on Sky - Sky Sports News understands the England team could actually get younger in the short term.
England only had 23 shots on target throughout the entire World Cup, which works out at around three per game, and around a quarter of those came in the opening fixture against Tunisia.