We sat down with former Germany international and TV pundit Didi Hamann to discuss England’s performance against Iran, his World Cup thoughts and he weighs in on the Messi v Ronaldo debate.
What does England’s result against Iran tell us about their World Cup chances?
Saka made a statement with 2 of England’s six goals- what do you make of his performance and how influential is he in the England line up?
Do you think he deserved to start over Phil Foden?
Kieran Trippier started at right back. Does that tell us Southgate has no intention of using Trent Alexander-Arnold?
Can England afford to play Kyle Walker if he’s not fit, or should they stick with Kieran Trippier?
Did you agree with Southgate’s starting 11? If not, what would you have changed?
So do you think a back five is better than a back four?
Jude Bellingham scored for England. Could he win England the World Cup?
He is also a future target for Liverpool at the moment. Could he be the key to their midfield crisis?
Declan Rice will also face a relegation battle after the World Cup ends- where do you think his next move may be if he were to leave the Hammers?
Is there any other club that you think Declan rice fits right into?
How much will it bother Gareth Southgate that England didn’t keep a clean sheet?
Who are your favourites to win the World Cup and why?
Following on from that, which of the African teams are your dark horses?
You played for Germany in the 2002 World Cup final. Describe what it’s like to play for your country in a World Cup Final?
Could you elaborate on that?
Was that Brazil side - featuring Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho - the best team you have ever faced?
So just following on from that who was the best team that you faced at club level or international level.
Which midfielder at this World Cup would you least like to face?
Who was your toughest opponent at club and international level?
This is going to be Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s final World Cup. Who do you think has been the better player?
So just to elaborate. You believe Messi is more of a team player. Is that something that would have accommodated your style more - despite the fact that Ronaldo has the better stats?