England's Jamie Vardy compares World Cup squad mood to Leicester's title winners

Annette Crawford
June 15, 2018

Marcus Rashford is expected to play a full part in training with England's World Cup squad on Friday.

"Thanks for the messages I've been getting", he posted.

Walker had hoped to prove himself as the world's best right-back in Russian Federation, but added that he is happy to help England in any way he can. "To get to your first World Cup and probably not playing in your preferred position where you want to showcase your talent is not disappointing, but it is like OK, it is a little bit of a step back. Of course not", Walker said.

"I'd be surprised if the majority of players did not say the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world".

The former Crystal Palace and Everton boss feels he should still be in charge of England and, in a BBC documentary to be aired on Sunday, said: "Jealous is what I feel". I will do anything for the team.

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. "Of course not. I want to play right-back", he told United Kingdom newspapers.

"I've got a family that are going out there". I have to be professional.

"We know we are not the finished article, in fact we're a long way from that, but I think people see signs of progress and enjoy watching us and the manner in which we try to play".

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