"The more we can play football which excites people and scores goals, the more we will win people over".
Seaman played a key role in England making the semi-finals at Euro 96 after saving two penalties, one against Scotland in the group stage and the next in a quarter-final shoot-out against Spain.
Yet a year into the senior job - and having spent a long time working in youth development -there is hope. Hart's experience gets him a spot, we know what he can do.
"It was imperative: they have to go to a World Cup". We want to learn from the game and don't want to waste that opportunity'.
"Some of that can happen before Russian Federation, some can't because in certain areas there are maybe young players in our system who aren't going to be ready for the next 18 months, two years".
GARY CAHILL: Looked solid enough for most of the night but when Slovenia did get forward the Chelsea man got dragged into looking nervy. What are we really good at?
"The only way we are going to do that is by doing well at a tournament".
Any optimism that England may cause a surprise in Russian Federation was dampened by yet another now predictable plodding performance against a team ranked 55th in the world.
England's 1-0 win at home and Germany's 3-1 triumph in Belfast were enough to guarantee they will finish atop their respective qualifying groups, earning automatic advancement to next summer's tournament.
West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart is desperate for England fans to get behind the national team.
"You want all your best players, and then you have got a chance".
"At the moment they just need the chance to grow".
Hart's performances have come under scrutiny more recently but new manager Gareth Southgate has so far decided against a change between the sticks.
MERSE SAYS: Lallana, like Wilshere, is another player who can unpick tight defences, so he's a shoe-in.
"I am able to rationalise it all, I understand it completely". He can put the ball through the eye of a needle in the tight matches we'll encounter in Russian Federation.
"England have qualified for a World Cup and that's a big deal". There's a lot of top countries around the world struggling to qualify.
The four-time world champions also maintained their proud unbeaten away record in World Cup qualifiers a run spanning an incredible 47 matches dating back to 1934.
England's wretched display somehow ended on an upbeat note when Kane stretched to convert Kyle Walker's cross in stoppage-time.
"We should enjoy it, it's no easy thing getting to a World Cup". I'm a big fan of Antonio, and there have been calls for him to be included, but if he can not get ahead of Oxlade-Chamberlain when he's struggling to get into the Liverpool team, what chance does he have when he finally plays regularly under Jurgen Klopp.