Gareth Southgate Comments on Leaked Team Sheet Showing Alli Out, Rashford In

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher

Holland apologized to the squad at training on Friday in Repino, near St. Petersburg.

The Manchester United striker ended up being a second half substitute for Gareth Southgate's men as the Three Lions claimed a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening game in Russian Federation on Monday.

"Fifteen years ago, we were cleaning toilets and getting breakfast out of a vending machine", he said.

An injury-time goal from Harry Kane handed the Three Lions their opening victory over Tunisia in Volgograd and they are firm favourites to make it back-to-back successes in their first competitive meeting with Panama.

Gareth Southgate was hailed for "playing a blinder" ahead of England's World Cup opener with Tunisia, as the afterglow of a notionally happy squad and not-quite-as-adversarial-and-vituperative-media was directed his way. They try and shoot themselves in the foot [at] every World Cup they go to.

"[Is he the best in the game right now?] I'd say so".

He said: "It's a bit of fun for the World Cup".

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The USGA said overnight watering would reduce green speeds, and hole locations would be set up to be more accessible to players. Despite his 7-over scoreline, he said he felt he played well in the conditions and liked his position ahead of the final round.

"He's apologised to us all in training, which we had a bit of banter with him about, and that was it - we knocked it on the head at that", the defender added.

"Being more clinical", he told reporters, "I think we know how the games are going to play out now and who we are going to play", he said.

"We felt to put the freshness of Marcus (Rashford) and Ruben on would bring fresh energy, but also a different sort of threat to the one that we'd posed".

Before leaving for Russian Federation, he was widely-criticised by the media for having a tattoo of a gun on his leg, with some more hysterical commentators calling for him to be dropped from the squad.

"I feel they need to worry about us more than we need to worry about them".

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The 22-year-old spent the season on loan with the Eagles having struggled for consistent minutes in Chelsea's first team since making his senior debut in December 2014.

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