Statistics suggest that players have an 89 percent chance of scoring if the team's last two shootouts have been successful. As a team we're not scared of anyone. "The last two years we've been doing well and building the way we want to play and it's worked right up until now".
He said: "We have been in this position before many times over the last however many years".
"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".
"Ten months ago we qualified and people were throwing paper aeroplanes onto the pitch at Wembley", said Southgate. England also find themselves on the favourable side of the draw after their 1-0 loss to Belgium.
"We have to perform well and we're confident we can beat anyone".
"That hasn't always happened for us as much as for (his) club up to this point but there is no doubt he has the ability and the techniques to do that".
Four years later in South Africa, Fabio Capello's team were humbled by Germany in the last 16 while Roy Hodgson's side went out on penalties to Italy in the last eight of Euro 2012, failed to get out of the group in Brazil before the last-16 exit to Iceland in Euro 2016 that will remain a scar on England's worldwide psyche. "Every player handles different situations in different ways". It's no problem for me, just part of the pre-match provocations. "I was struggling with where to go", Pickford said.
A lot of the debate over Gareth Southgate's nine team changes against Belgium was over whether a defeat would see England lose the momentum their World Cup campaign had picked up after wins over Tunisia and Panama.
Speaking about what he learned from his first major tournament experience in France, Kane said: "For me, it's to stay away from the hype of it all".
"For this team, this is a brilliant opportunity to go beyond where more experienced teams have before them", said Southgate. If not I'll be running round, working hard, trying to get assists.
FA technical director Ashworth has complied the dossier which reveals that previous England players have rushed into taking their penalties unnecessarily.
England have a terrible penalty shootout record but Southgate, who missed the key penalty in the Euro 96 semi-finals, has helped change things.
"This is what you put all those hours in for", he added.