"Maybe I'll be sitting here in four weeks with the big gold one", he quipped back.
"I think the mood around the camp is a lot calmer from what I can remember of that last tournament", he said, comparing this squad to his first major tournament experience with England.
"They need Harry Kane to hold the ball up and bring other players into the game and I don't think he did that, but I'm thinking more towards the knockout stages now".
While some USA fans seemed happy with the idea of supporting England, others clearly weren't convinced by Corden's game plan.
"If he hadn't scored, I'd be answering questions about his ability to score in tournament football", he said.
"I did not feel the midges because I was so focused on the team, on the game", Tunisia's Nabil Maaloul said.
"The important thing was always the three points, but it was good that, especially in the first half, we got the performance we were looking for".More news: Trump lawyer calls for inquiry on Mueller's Russian Federation probe
Young, fresh from his first World Cup appearance at the age of 32, was singing from the same hymn sheet.
"To be the best player in the world, you have to aim that high".
England have more to offer than just Harry Kane insists former goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.
Kane's early goal capped a blistering start from Gareth Southgate's side and Merson was full of praise for their early work.
Panama will be a chance for further goals Watch the reaction of England fans to Harry Kane's last-gasp victor against Tunisia.
"That's the message we have tried to get across to the team".
The youngster is more of a poacher than anything else and poachers tend to do better in two striker formations so the Tottenham's striker's link-up play should help him tenfold.
England face Panama in Nizhny Novgorod at 13:00 BST on Sunday, and play Belgium in their final Group G game in Kaliningrad on 28 June. I would rather come here, attack it and score goals. "They kept going, kept going to the last second".