England's Dele Alli promises best behaviour at FIFA World Cup

Wednesday, 13 Jun, 2018

Panama and Belgium are the other teams in Group G. Here comes one you won't forget though.

Former Arsenal defender Tony Adams is anxious about England's chances in the World Cup, fearing that Tottenham Hotspur players do not know how to win and that inexperience will cost England, according to The Sun.

The Three Lions are not considered favourites for the tournament having won the World Cup just once, on home soil in 1966.

For Adams, this is not good news; "I'm really anxious about these Tottenham players, I don't think they know how to win". I don't think they know how to win. "There's a psyche [that] players must have".

A quarter of the 23-man England squad comprises Tottenham players.

"England have a kind draw up until the last eight and if they get that far it will be 'Hallelujah!'".

Obviously, Adams is also, at least partially, grounding his take on the desire to appeal to tribal rivalry between London clubs.

Brazil have been one of the most attractive footballing nations in World Cup history, producing unbelievable players such as Pele, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, and more recently Neymar and Gabriel Jesus. According to Odds Checker, the nation where the game was created is being given 16-1 odds of winning it all by most sports books.

'I saw him at the Real Madrid against Spurs game and he was impressive, ' Carlos continued.

He added: "Teams who win World Cups usually have a real anchor, such as [Spain's] Sergio Ramos or [former Italy centre-half] Fabio Cannavaro". "As players, everyone who gets picked for England is used to playing regularly and obviously I was disappointed not to play, but it's down to me to make sure that if the boss has a decision to make, I put myself in the best possible position to be picked. I am confident we can have a successful tournament".