Tony Bellew's tweet amid negativity over England’s win v Tunisia was just perfect

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England got their World Cup campaign off to a great start last night with a dramatic late victory over Tunisia.

But they made hard work of it.

Gareth Southgate's men played some fantastic football in the first half and perhaps should have been been in the clear had Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling and John Stones buried their clear-cut chances.

Harry Kane managed to break the deadlock, but a penalty from Tunisia meant the two sides went into the break level.

And the plucky underdogs managed to frustrate the Three Lions throughout the second half, only for Kane to break their hearts with a stoppage time winner.

All in all, it was a satisfactory performance from England.

But there has been a lot of negativity surrounding the win, especially down to the second 45 minutes.

Tony Bellew posted the perfect reply to those critical of England's performance.

The heavyweight boxer argued that the only thing that mattered was the win, and to be fair to him, he's absolutely spot on.

"Forget the performance and digging players out!" he said. "The only thing that matters is WE WON!! I’ll take playing like that in every game if it means we win every game 2-1 like that! Come on England!!! #WorldCup"

Well said, Tony.

In reality, it doesn't matter how the players performed.

The only thing that matters is the win, and England managed to walk away with all three points.

England fans will definitely rather grinding out results, than losing playing well.

And those that replied to Bellew's tweet couldn't agree any more.

Southgate, meanwhile, admitted he would still have been proud of the performance had his side drawn.

"We created so many clear-cut chances, especially in the first half, and were in total control in the second half," Southgate said. "Good teams score late goals."

"I was most proud of the way we kept playing even though the clock was running down.

"We stayed patient, and didn't just throw the ball in the box.

"We deserved the win. We were strong on set-plays all night. If we'd drawn, even though it would have made life more difficult for us, I'd have been proud of the performance."

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