England will try to get off to a better start in the 2018 FIFA World Cup than it did in the 2014 tournament when it opens Group G play against Tunisia at 1 p.m. CDT Monday at Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia.
He added: "I was most proud of the way we kept playing even though the clock was running down".
Kane - who has now scored 15 goals in 25 caps - was twice wrestled to the ground in the box without the video assistant referee awarding a penalty.
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The winning goal came at the end of a drab second half in which Tunisia defended deep and nullified England's attack. "We did the right things and made good decisions and were good value for the win".
Starting line-ups Tunisia: Mouez Hassen, Syam Ben Youssef, Yassine Meriah, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Ali Maaloul, Dylan Bronn, Ellyes Skhiri, Ferjani Sassi, Naim Sliti, Wahbi Khazri (capt), Anice Badri.
England is the third youngest team in the tournament and head coach Gareth Southgate has done his utmost to lower the expectations.
However, England were let down by a lack of composure in front of goal on a hot night on the banks of the Volga river, with many players clearly bothered by clouds of gnats.
Lingard and Harry Maguire had early attempts, before before Raheem Sterling somehow failed to end his 983-day wait for an worldwide goal by turning wide at the back post.
Maguire said: "I had a couple of nervy passes in the first half - it's a big occasion and your first game at this high pressure".