England go into every big tournament as favourites to win as their media and the pundits always get over excited and it usually gets to the players heads. For the best world cup tips visit world cup tips and see what the panel of experts have to say about England’s chances.
England have a great squad and they should be able to compete with the other nations at the World Cup this year. They have some extremely talented young players who will be very hungry to impress this year. Players such as Kane and Alli from Spurs have had a very impressive season and the two of them have a very good understanding of each other game and this will definitely be a positive for Gareth Southgate come Russia 2018.
Other English player who will be coming into the tournament with their heads held high will be Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker who have come up in leaps and bounds since last campaign. Pep Guardiola has certainly made Sterling a much more confident and more dangerous player, he has always had the potential to be a top-quality footballer, however many people have doubted that he had the mentality to up his game to the next level.
Pep seems to have man managed him superbly and he now looks like a completely different player and he looks like a world beater on his day. Kyle Walker also looks like he has improved over the season and has become more solid and confident at City.
The one position that could be the weakest link for England this year could potentially be their goal keeper. Joe Hart has not been the number one choice for West Ham most of this season and has had to play second fiddle to Adrian on certain occasions this season.
Joe’s confidence seem to have hit a very low point since Pep decided that he was not his first-choice keeper – he is making many more errors and he does not look like the England number one choice on his current run of form. Jack Butland has just been relegated with Stoke and made some howlers over the season himself. His confidence will also be quite low after his campaign with The Potters this term. The most likely starters for England in goal are either Pickford from Everton or Pope from Burnley.
Both keepers have had decent seasons however they are both young player and very inexperienced when it comes to big tournaments for their country. I feel like Pickford will get the nod but he will have to be at his very best in order for England to win this years world cup.