Southgate has given us freedom - Lingard expects England to play without fear

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England are chomping at the bit to get started after days of watching other World Cup games and hoping to kick-off a major tournament with a win for the first time since the 2006 World Cup.

I hope the messages we are giving them are developing a style of play they believe in and that they are building the strength of character to withstand some of the hard moments we will definitely have to go through in a tournament.

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.

I can't wait to open an ice-cold Bud in July if the team make history.

England starts their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on Monday with a formation Southgate believes will play to their strengths of pace and attacking flair.

"So, as a group of players, that is what we are going to do - enjoy our football, play with no fear and play exciting football at the same time". We have spoken about it - he was once at England camp and had to fly back for the birth of his child.

Saturday's training session was kept behind closed doors as the players worked on specific tactical preparation for the match but midfielder Fabian Delph said they had been given the line-up.

"The team is not guaranteed to be the 11 players that we think it might be".

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For once, there's little hype surrounding England at the World Cup.

Asked if he was prepared to miss a game if it came to it, Delph said: "Yeah, absolutely".

Germany are looking to secure back-to-back World Cup titles for the first time in the nation's history. Defender Gary Cahill is the only player with more than 40 caps in a squad with an average age just under 26 years.

"I don't think it would affect me mentally", Delph said.

"He had faith in me to play me against Malta for my debut and I can only thank him for that and ever since then I have kicked on and done well".

Gareth Southgate's side were drawn in Group G with their Monday night opponents as well as Belgium and Panama. But we used to know each other and speak.

Kane says that, despite being captain, leadership will be shared among players but that he knows he has to deliver the goals.

The midfielder also spoke about Spain at this World Cup and how they are one of the favourites for the trophy.

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