England midfielder Dele Alli has called on England to be ruthless at the World Cup. The Three Lions will be facing Tunisia on Monday 18th June 2018 for their Group G opener.
The Three Lions flopped in Brazil four years ago, where they were eliminated in the group stages. They were also knocked out in a dismal last-16 defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016. Manager Gareth Southgate has moulded a young tem desperate to showcase their talent and Spurs midfielder Alli, has called on England to show a killer instinct.
“We know we have to be ruthless. It’s international football. You are not going to get too many chances, so when they do come you have to be ruthless and put it in the back of the net,” Alli told The Evening Standard. We are going to have to be patient. Tunisia defend very well, so if we do have a lot of possession we have to make sure we are not forcing it. We have to stick together as a team.”
England have not won a knockout game at the World Cup since 2006, a narrow round-of-16 win against Ecuador, but are tipped to progress out of Group G where they are expected to tussle with Belgium for top spot.