England must be more clinical against Panama

Gareth Southgate's leaked notes hint Raheem Sterling has been AXED for Panama clash

Gareth Southgate's leaked notes hint Raheem Sterling has been AXED for Panama clash

"Just as the country is pleased just now, tomorrow it could hate us and we would lose four years of work".

"But I've got to say we've got some brilliant, top professionals who are coping really well with that, both in their approach to training and in the conversations they have around the team".

"It's psychological, it's about pushing the players to be match-winners but it is also a process", he said. You don't really want to invite pressure if you can avoid it'.

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Calls for Loftus-Cheek to start have grown in light of his 10-minute cameo against Tunisia, which included creating a good chance for Rashford and forcing the corner kick that led to Kane's dramatic victor.

England's XI for Sunday's World Cup match has been leaked after assistant Steve Holland was snapped holding training notes during a session in Repino on Thursday.

"When I came to the Federation Internationale de Football Association workshop they were quite keen for teams not to train at the stadiums to protect the pitches".

Then something like this happens, which is quite a delicate situation.

At the same time, we probably should not over-react - this sounds bad, but it is a group game against Panama.

"I am hopeful about England's chances", Lampard told Goal at BBC media day. Hopes will be high at least one of his colleagues can hit the target against Panama to reduce the reliance on a single source.

"The credit goes to the manager and the players we have got because a lot of the players at their clubs never change their style of play in hard situations, they keep working at it and grind down teams", he added.

A thigh injury for Dele Alli seems certain to open up a slot in midfield and, with England expecting to be firmly on the front foot, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is best placed to fill it ahead of Eric Dier or Fabian Delph.

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It is not a part-time role, it is the exact opposite of that, and I have been working on it while I have been out here anyway in terms of our preparations for pre-season.

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