Jesse Lingard enjoying Gareth Southgate's 'play with freedom' mentality

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But which 11 players will Southgate pick to kick-off their World Cup campaign?

All that is needed now is a tournament display that leaves fans cheering by their barbecues rather than crying into their beers.

'We are a team with youth.

"Equally we have others in our camp which help to take the pressure away from him having the burden of expectation, because the young players coming through, people we are excited about".

"We ask people to pay a lot of money to watch football".

"But I think they cannot score many goals against good teams, so I don't think they can afford to concede many either", he added.

There is a quiet confidence about these England players, with some of them relaxed enough to have a crack on the four-lane bowling alley that is housed inside the FA media centre. The team then plays Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24 and finishes against Belgium in Kaliningrad on June 28.

The Manchester United striker suffered a knee injury during a practice match at St George's Park on Monday.

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Southgate's team showed their respect for those who lost their lives in last summer's tragedy in London before training, where a number of staff wore Grenfell green heart badges.

Their next session will be held at Spartak Zelenogorsk, a dedicated training base six miles from their ForRestMix Hotel.

Before boarding their private jet, The Three Lions had their official team photo taken at St. George's Park - but there was no group snap as they climbed the steps to the plane.

England, in Allardyce's absence and now with Southgate at the helm, coasted their World Cup qualification, winning seven of their subsequent nine outings, drawing the other two, conceding three goals and bagging 17 in the process.

"Ultimately we know we'll be judged on results but we have to focus on the processes", he said.

Although Kane is yet to score a tournament goal and Sterling has gone nearly three years without finding the net for the national team, they consider themselves a potent force at this World Cup.

"I do think that Harry is the only player in the England squad that at this moment in time you could guarantee could go into almost any XI in the tournament".

"For me, at the end of the season, he cares so much you can see he was trying too hard", Southgate said after the win at Elland Road. "I recognise the responsibility that brings but also I'm enjoying that challenge".

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