Gareth Southgate: 'Club rivalries no longer a problem for England'

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England was eliminated from three World Cup tournaments in penalty shootout.

"The aim is to be aggressive and fearless".

"I'd be surprised if the majority of players did not say the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world".

There has been a positive around Gareth Southgate's squad in the build-up to Russian Federation 2018 - something Southgate, on the eve of England's departure to the World Cup, is keen to capitalise on in the coming weeks. That's what we are trying to instill into the team.

Kane further revealed that England, who are famous for their bad record in shootouts, would look to play the attacking game and focus more on scoring.

"We have listened to compelling interviews from Rio and Frank and Steven and we've used those to say we've got to make sure we put those club situations to one side, but I don't think there is that intense rivalry at the moment between our top clubs that there was then", he told reporters.

It will be the first World Cup appearance for the Tottenham striker, and Kane said that he wants to improve his scoring record in the big tournaments.

The 1966 World Cup winners failed to get out of the group in 2014, when they were defeated by Italy and Uruguay, and lost 4-1 to Germany in the round of 16 in 2010. "I've felt that there are different ways to bridge that - the most important is the way you play, and your performances and your results". We are our own team, we have our own identity and we just have to look forward and enjoy it. "And if you win one, you win more".

"I think a lot has been said about staying in cliques and teams staying in teams, but I've not seen that at all here".

England are all set to compete with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G of the World Cup.

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