Gareth Southgate: Colombia clash is England's biggest in a decade

Mae Harvey
July 3, 2018

Nonetheless, the 70-year-old Eriksson, who took England to World Cup quarterfinals in 2002 and 2006, believes his former side will outscore Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday, particularly if they play Marcus Rashford instead of Raheem Sterling alongside five-goal Harry Kane up front. Especially when balls are just dropping in for you and things are going for you.

"I watched Colombia the other day and there's nothing to be scared of there for England", Merson said.

He said: "We have to focus on the game tomorrow".

"Everyone gets on. There's no squabbling in the camp, there's no cliques in the camp. Losing the game might actually benefit England to go further in the World Cup, to be on the right side of the draw which I believe they are". I think that's why we've done well.

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson says Marcus Rashford must improve his finishing. "He pipes up now and then", Lingard chuckled about teenage full-back Alexander-Arnold, who starred in an Instagram story video of his team-mates making a hasty escape from a rollercoaster because they thought the safety harnesses were faulty.

"Davinson is a great player, he is a great guy as well".

Defeat to Belgium in their third group game on Thursday may not prove costly for England, as it means they arguably have a more straightforward route to the semi-finals.

Mina said: "Of course, we hope that James is able to play because he is such an important player for us, but I think we have shown the last two games that we have creativity and goals in the team even when he is not playing".

"As a group of lads, it is a young squad but we still have those experienced players in there and the team spirit is awesome at the moment".

"I think it's very unsafe". "Every situation and decision I've made is to get to this level". In training everyone is sharp. It's a great chance for us to really go far in the competition.

"During my time with England we met [Sweden] four times. We'll have to wait and see".

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