Southgate wants England players to entertain nation's fans

09 July, 2018, 08:50 | Author: Isabel Grant
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England will adopt an aggressive approach to their World Cup fixtures and tackle the tournament "head on" as Gareth Southgate's youthful squad hopes to make its mark in Russian Federation, captain Harry Kane has said.

Assuming they survive a favourable group draw that has pitted them against Belgium, Tunisia and Panama, they face a likely knock-out game against Poland or Colombia followed by a possible quarterfinal against Brazil, which would be a repeat of 2002 when England narrowly lost.

Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young - attacking full backs with good delivery and energy - look to be England's starting wing backs, so it is the center-back combination that will be occupying Southgate's thoughts. "We have another week of preparation and a lot of competition for places, as you know". "We want to get off to winning ways", he explained.

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The Tottenham forward believes the squad can build on a positive atmosphere within the camp.

'Whenever you're in an England shirt you have an opportunity to make history'.

"We are obviously excited to be here now".

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For an England supporter, the 2018 offering of the World Cup represents the dawn of a new era under boss Gareth Southgate and what is perhaps more surprising is that the Three Lions go into the tournament without any real expectations from both media and those traveling to watch Southgate's charges.

"We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed our matches", said Southgate.

England's 23-man squad includes 11 black, Asian and ethnic minority players - the highest number they have taken to any major competition.

Young insists himself and the rest of the travelling roster know how important a good start to the World Cup is though and are ready to achieve exactly that in the opening game against Tunisia on Monday night.

Such potential flash points led to Tottenham defender Danny Rose asking his family to remain behind at home amid fears of racist abuse. "But don't worry, we are going to get there.'" Indeed, Ferdinand even believes that defeat in Russian Federation could be to the long-term benefit of the England players.

"But I always look at my game and see how I can get better".

"I've got a family that are going out there".

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