Colombia’s Yerry Mina has promised that he will “not make it easy” for England striker Harry Kane in Tuesday night’s last 16 tie.
Yerry Mina scored two of his side’s five goals in the group stages to help Colombia progress to the knockout rounds in Russia.
The 23-year-old told The Mirror that alongside Kane’s Tottenham Hotspur teammate Davinson Sanchez, Colombia will pose a stern threat for the Three Lions in Moscow.
“There is a reason that Harry Kane is the top scorer so far at the tournament – because he is one of the best strikers in the world,” Mina said. “We know all about his qualities. I have a very strong partnership with Davinson Sanchez and Kane will not have an easy time against us.
“We are going to not make it an easy game for him. I think it does help that Davinson plays with him at Spurs. He has been training with him everyday for the last year – and that is going to give him extra knowledge about his qualities and the way he plays.
“I will be talking a lot with him between now and the game – and we will have a plan.”