England skipper Kane to challenge Cristiano Ronaldo for World Cup golden boot

Doug Mendoza
June 18, 2018

Rose hopes improved preparation will help the Three Lions avoid further embarrassment in their World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday.

There is little expectancy surrounding England.

Before Southgate's arrival, England had hit a low point at Euro 2016 when they were eliminated by tiny Iceland in the knockout stage.

That match in Kaliningrad on June 28 is expected to decide who will progress to the last 16 as group winners and Meunier feels Gareth Southgate's England are a team going in the right direction.

And the former Pompey, Luton and Brighton defender has been encouraged by Southgate's early impact as boss.

Speaking of England's decision to use his product, Lizard Heat creator and managing director Chris Ashdown said; "I came up with the idea while watching Formula 1 and watching a piece by Sky on the technology and science as to why rubber is warmed pre-race in whatever conditions. But it's not something I'll be thinking about until later in the tournament".

"What we were doing in training was completely different to how Iceland played in the game".

'If they had you wouldn't have put Wayne Rooney to mark the centre-half coming up. "They have very good players, good individuals but, to me, we're better".

"We must focus on us, we are here now, the squad that has been selected is the one that will play", captain Andreas Granqvist told AFP.

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Over the years, injuries before and at big tournaments have seen the downfall of an England team many a time.

Responding to a question from a local journalist regarding jokes on social media that the Russian teapot he was presented with in Repino represented his first trophy, Kane replied: "I've got a lot of scoring trophies in my career".

"We're really grateful to those who are travelling".

Southgate is expected to retain his wing-back system against Tunisia.

"Every player does their job to the best of their ability I'm sure we'll do pretty well".

The technology is already used in cycling and by England and Wales' rugby union teams, and with the likes of Manchester City, Everton and Leeds having orders placed for next season, Lizard Heat might be the next big thing in the world of football.

You'll see plenty of modern formations deployed by England, not least their three-man backline, which could plausibly revert from 3-5-2 to 5-3-2 in times of need.

'It tends to happen in football'.

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