England: Gareth Southgate hopeful Marcus Rashford will face Tunisia

England: Gareth Southgate hopeful Marcus Rashford will face Tunisia

"I'd love to win everything with Tottenham, but for me personally the World Cup outweighs them all".

It remains to be seen whether Rashford returns to full training on Thursday, nevertheless Southgate is confident the Manchester United star will be available for their World Cup opener in Volgograd.

"It's not something we've had to deal with really - we all get on very well and have come through the ranks together", said Kane.

The Belgian, whose country has been drawn in Group G alongside England, Tunisia and Panama, will face a number of his Citizens teammates in the group stage when the Red Devils face the English on 28 June. We ask people to pay a lot of money to watch football. Sometimes going into a big tournament is about not losing and being passive but, for us, it's about playing attacking football.

Throughout the 2017/18 campaign, Rashford made a total of 52 appearances for the Red Devils across all competitions, scoring 13 goals and assisting a further nine, helping earn his place in England's 23-man World Cup squad. Constantly trying to improve, playing in a style that we've used in the previous year or so and that people have warmed to. If that means the gaffer thinks to help the team out I should play there I am all for it.

After wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica in the warm-up games, Gareth Southgate urged his players to entertain the nation this summer. "We just wanted to get over here and settled to start to prepare for the games ahead", said England captain Harry Kane. We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed those matches. At Manchester City, he is so focused on success, and I know he would have the same attitude with England. Our focus as a team has to be on the bits we can control: constantly trying to improve, playing in a style that we've used in the previous year or so, and that people have warmed to.

"I'm confident it won't happen (again) - I won't say 100 per cent because you never know in football - but in this team we wear our heart on our sleeve".

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