The 2018 World Cup is set to begin this week, with 32 nations meeting in Russian Federation to play for the biggest prize in worldwide soccer.
For instance, at a recently media day, all 23 players in the World Cup squad were available for journalists to speak to freely. "We want to take this tournament head on", Kane told a news conference.
Deezer has urged listeners to get behind the English team by "encouraging Brits [sic] to sing along to Lonnie Donegan's World Cup Willie, the soundtrack to England's win in 1966".
"I've talked before about there being a disconnect between the supporters and the team", Southgate said. We ask people to pay a lot of money to watch football. But for us it's to play attacking football, to score, and that's important.
The Manchester United youth product, who has scored thrice while on global duty, was set to attend his first World Cup this month, although his most recent injury has put his inclusion in doubt.More news: Tesla Stock Jumps As Elon Musk Presents Heady Expectations
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"Of course, if we do all of those things and we play with a smile on our face and we enjoy our football, enjoy being in a tournament, then I think we will get results".
Southgate prefers a more measured view, focusing on the way the Three Lions go about their work rather than predicting the final outcome. It's the one competition everybody dreams of winning.
"But our focus as a team has to be on the bits we can control".
"He's a nutter, but we knew that anyway".
The English youngster is one of the brightest players in the country and this is a problem for us given that we can not start him in most of the games.
"We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed our matches", said Southgate before departing for Russian Federation.