"It will never be off my back, sadly".
He posted this message on social media, saying: 'I've just experienced the most wonderful 24 hours watching my brothers come through a tough game both mentally and physically. "But today is a special moment for this team".
The Burnley fan, who has attended every Three Lions game so far, said: "It'll be tougher than everyone expects - they've got some really good individual players and as we've seen by the opening fixtures in the round of 16 so far, anything can happen".
England will next play Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Samara.
Maradona, whose famous "Hand of God" goal helped knock England out of the 1986 World Cup, nailed his colours to the Colombian mast after Argentina were eliminated at the hands of France and was pictured wearing the team's jersey on social media.
"Every game's a tough game but if there ever was a chance for us to progress it's now", he said. Eric Dier converted the game-winning kick to advance.
Dier admitted: 'It was a nervous one.
"To get knocked down at the end like we did with that goal in extra time, you know, it's hard to come back from that".
"We were ready for that".
'We knew what we had to do and we stayed calm'.
Fans wearing replica shirts chanted "football's coming home", the refrain which has always been adopted as an unofficial national anthem for the England football team, at various points during the match, most notably after Spurs striker Kane's opener, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford's penalty save, and substitute Eric Dier's decisive spot-kick.
"It was a top class save and I was surprised he could reach it given his height", he said with a grin. "Falcao is the only one who didn't go his way". I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper in the world.
England failed to even qualify for Euro 2008 under Steve McClaren but returned to the World Cup in 2010 in South Africa under Fabio Capello.
The England boss missed the penalty against Germany in 1996 in the semi-final which meant that England left the Euros.
Here, Press Association Sport looks at some the dismal failures the team had endured before the penalty shootout drama in Moscow.
"It was nice to get that one off our backs", Kane said.
The deadlock was broken early in the second half, as Harry Kane was dragged down pursuing a cross by Carlos Sanchez.
For England fans who made the journey to Moscow, there was confidence but also nerves.
Kane now joins Gary Lineker as the only England player to have bagged six goals at a single World Cup.
Eight yellow cards. A head-butt.
"When there are so, so many fouls and interruptions, I think that's not good", Pekerman said.