clash with Colombia as the country's "biggest in a decade", and Lingard said the manager had given his players the confidence to believe they are strong enough to meet the challenge.
Not surprisingly, manager Gareth Southgate says his team have been working on penalties.
Southgate was asked after the 1-0 defeat against Belgium in Kaliningrad whether his players had started practicing penalties and he replied the process had started in March rather than cramming in everything over a matter of days.
"He's desperate to support us but I think his focus needs to be with his family at this time", Southgate added. It's much cooler in Moscow than it has been but he might need more than that a waistcoat on Tuesday - especially if it goes to a shoot-out.
His career was overshadowed by the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final shoot-out against Germany, but he has used that to back up his message to the current squad not to leave the pitch Tuesday with any regrets. France's Just Fontaine holds the all-time record with an astonishing 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup.
A worry for them though is the fitness of star-man James Rodriguez, the Bayern Munich attacker limping off against Senegal in the first half, his absence would be a major boost to England's chances.
If James plays and is fit, his creativity is key to Colombia and if he misses it all the responsibility it will be down to wide players Juan Cuadrado and Juan Quintero, whose set pieces have been a key weapon for Colombia so far in Russian Federation.
The striker struggled mightily in England during loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea but Southgate explained there were mitigating circumstances and remains a big fan.
"The best teams around the world, the players playing against each other".
England's eight goals in the group stage tied for second most of any team in the World Cup.
"I don't think we lost any momentum".
"He knows the belief I have in him".
"Personally, the only pressure is the pressure I put on myself. We have to be prepared physically and mentally to go to extra time and beyond if that's what it takes".
"No, I'm glad he kept me on", Alli said.
"I know my father's generation and those before them would view that differently, but you have got to be there for your family and that's very important".