UK: Three Lions talk togetherness, trophies and time off ahead of Russia

England stars spoke to the media at St George's Park in Staffordshire on Tuesday before they jet off to Russia for the upcoming tournament. In speed-dating-style interviews with former striker Stan Collymore, the likes of Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli and England boss Gareth Southgate opened up on how the squad is feeling before their opener against Tunisia on June 18. Southgate was glowing... Еще in his thoughts on the Three Lions' win over Nigeria at the weekend, while Alli revealed the 23-man squad is very tight-knit in comparison with previous England teams. A major concern in previous tournaments has been how downtime is spent away from the pitch and how rivals would become team-mates for a month, but Leicester striker Jamie Vardy and Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard revealed it's PlayStation, golf and practical jokes which keep the team united and relaxed. Veteran defender Gary Cahill added that he was not there to 'preach' to younger players such as Liverpool teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold, but said that his experience would be valuable to the World Cup's second youngest squad. England are set to face Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in Group G when the tournament gets underway in Russia on June 15.

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