The 24-year-old Tottenham striker hopes that an inexperienced squad will be motivated by the biggest stage, on which the national team has repeatedly disappointed since lifting the trophy in 1966.
Both Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard claimed the reason they and the others who made up the so-called "golden generation" fell short at successive finals was they could not shake off their different club rivalries when they joined up with their England team-mates.
"He doesn't really like to be overloaded in midfield so, if he does see that, then I tuck in so we go as a back three".
That process has not been easy after the ignominy of losing against Iceland in the European Championship two years ago - a defeat that ended Roy Hodgson's reign - and Southgate has also witnessed the fans' disenchantment during his own reign, most notably in the form of mutinous chants and a mass walkout during the World Cup qualifier in Malta in September. "We want to take this tournament head on. We are here, looking to do well in training and win our first match".Читайте также: Russian Women Should Avoid Sex With Foreign World Cup Fans, Lawmaker Says
"We have another week of preparation and a lot of competition for places".
Southgate, who experienced the pitfalls of global football when he missed a penalty in the shootout loss to old foes Germany in the Euro '96 semi-finals hosted in England, did not wish to heighten expectations which has so often been a crushing burden for the national side.
On Rashford's display, Three Lions boss Southgate said: 'What pleased me most is that he enjoyed his football tonight.
"Knowing the manager and having worked with him before, I know what he's like and i'm pretty confident as long as I keep my feet on the ground and working hard I'll get my opportunity".
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.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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