"In a non-game that was hard to watch at times, England came out looking cynical and Belgium in the end decided not to sully their image", concluded Brussels newspaper Le Soir after Thursday's match in which England coach Gareth Southgate did little to try to rescue a draw in the final half hour.
The England manager spoke about his desire to win the game and finish top of the group in the lead up to the game, but his team selection and the fact he did introduce Kane after falling behind to Adnan Januzaj's goal suggests differently. That would mean we top the group and then we can move forward.
"This was a game that we wanted to win, but the knockout game is the biggest game for a decade for us so we had to make sure our key players were preserved", said Southgate.
Belgium's attack once again shines and in this one a bit more than England's, to win the group.
"We have no idea who, when or where we will play", he said.
Theresa May is back in Brussels today for a summit of European Union leaders, just hours ahead of a clash between England and Belgium on the football pitch. And I think Joachim Loew should take a lion's share of the blame for it. "If we win, great, but I don't think winning is the priority tomorrow".
The 25-year-old striker has just completed his first season at Old Trafford after having signed for the Red Devils from Everton last summer in a big-money deal.
"You don't want to see smiles in the dressing room as you've got an easier route, you're always going to play the best teams in the world and there are no easy games, we're fully focused on Colombia". Marcus Rashford is expected to take Raheem Sterling's place and Dele Alli is available again after training for the past two days. "We can see our level and the level of the best and we want to keep improving".
Speaking to BBC Sport, Drogba said: "I'm really scared he will break a lot of records in the Premier League and at this tournament because he's only 25".