Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

England’s Dele Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup

England’s Dele Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup

In Harry Kane (Southgate's appointed captain), Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Kieran Tippier, as many as four Spurs players are likely to start the opening World Cup game against Tunisia - Danny Rose may well lose out to Manchester United's Ashley Young. I've got everything under control.

"You don't want to put yourself in a position where you could lose the game for your team when you're on global duty".

"I've been working hard and you go through a lot of things during the season - ups and downs, physically, and on the field you don't always perform to your full potential - but it's important that I come back hungry and make the starting XI if he has a decision to make".

Alli will play in a deeper midfield position than he does with club team Tottenham at the World Cup.

"I'm really anxious about these Tottenham players, I don't think they know how to win", Adams told The Sun.

England midfielder Raheem Sterling was booked for simulation by referee Marco Guida in the friendly against Nigeria at Wembley
England midfielder Raheem Sterling was booked for simulation by referee Marco Guida in the friendly against Nigeria at Wembley

To his credit though, Adams did offer more than just proverbial red meat to the base of people who hate Spurs.

"I'm really anxious about these Tottenham players".

The Tottenham star has courted controversy on the field previously but says that he has cleaned up his act ahead of Russian Federation 2018, where match officials will be able to issue retrospective yellow and red cards due to the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR). "Wherever you're needed, you have to be ready to step in". The Three Lions follow up their first game five days later against Panama before taking on Belgium in their last Group G fixture.

Roberto Carlos was part of the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Brazil World Cup squads, making the final of France '98 and ultimately winning the 2002 edition in South Korea and Japan. If not, which team will win the Jules Rimet Trophy this summer?

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