The Three Lions have emerged as one of the strongest teams of the 2018 World Cup after their impressive displays so far, and the squad is confident they can go a long way, online sportsbook news report.
Southgate has transformed England into serious contenders
Since taking over the helm of the England squad in September 2016, Gareth Southgate has overseen the Three Lions become into a serious side that can challenge for the biggest trophies. With a total of 21 games played so far, he holds a winning percentage of 57.1% which translates to 12 games won, while the other encounters ended in 6 draws and only 3 losses – 1 of which came against Belgium in their last group game at the current 2018 World Cup.
But perhaps more important than England’s statistics, is that Southgate managed to instill confidence in his team that has seen them perform superbly, despite recording a loss to Belgium in their most recent game.
22-year-old Dele Alli, who plays an instrumental role in Southgate’s lineup, has commented that England is ready to take on anyone at the World Cup. Thanks to their high level of confidence, the young midfielder says that they’re not afraid of any nation that comes their way.
“The World Cup is the highest level,” said the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder. “The best teams around the world, the players playing against each other. As a team we’re not scared of anyone. Whatever team you put in front of us we’re not going to hide, we’ll go out there be confident in ourselves, play the way we want to play and hopefully win the game. Of course, like I said before, we’ve come here with the mentality we want to win it and we’re going to win it.”
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England will next take on Colombia on Wednesday in what is likely to be a thriller of a match, and based on Alli’s comments they’ll be out looking for a solid victory that will see them qualify for the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Colombia v England – H 4.00 (3/1) D 3.30 (23/10) A 2.10 (11/10)
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Provider of internet betting in UK are backing England to reach far in the 2018 World Cup, and considering the way they’ve been playing so far under Southgate’s guidance, we can actually see them reach the semi-finals with relative ease.
Striker Harry Kane is still England’s biggest asset and he’s currently the leading goalscorer with 5 goals, so you might also want to consider placing a wager on him collecting the Golden Boot award once the tournament is over. There are a bunch of other young talents in Southgate’s squad, including the likes of aforementioned Alli, Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard – all of whom are known as poaching forward that can find the back of the net at any moment.