England are more than Kane: Carlos Sanchez

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Moscow, June 30 (IANS) Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez sounded a warning on Saturday that when his side play England on Monday for a place in the World Cup quarterfinals, they will have to be wary of more than just England striker Harry Kane.

Kane leads the race for this World Cup’s Golden Boot award with 5 of England’s eight goals to date, but Sanchez, who spent two seasons in England with Aston Villa warned his companions that England have more weapons in their armoury than just the forward, reports Xinhua news agency.

“He is an emblem for England and he highlights their quality at this World Cup, but we will not face him alone, we will be against the entire England side and they have a lot of stars,” Sanchez said.

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England haven’t actually won a game in the knockout stage of a major tournament since beating Ecuador in 2006, but Sanchez still respects what they have done in the game.

England is a team with a lot of history, they are very well-organized, and they have plyers who are dangerous in attack as they have shown here. They are a well-worked team,” commented the midfielder nicknamed ‘The Rock’.

Sanchez tried to pass the pressure over to England saying Colombia were “not favorites, they (England) invented football, they have a lot of history and players with a lot of quality.”

“However, I am sure we have our strengths, England have shown what they have, but we also have our things,” he concluded.

–IANS

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