England captain Harry Kane: 'I am at my fighting weight'

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says that he has not been given any assurances about his place in the England team by manager Gareth Southgate.

Quizzed on whether or not England had spoken about walking off the pitch, Rose said: "We've discussed it".

"We've done stuff at Canalside pre-match as well as when the players come off the bus, particularly the executioner's drumroll when the opposition team arrive and get off their coach!" I feel I've got experience playing in big games, so if people want to speak to me or I want to speak to them, the group is tight-knit like that.

In fact, only three players were said to weigh the same as Kane, according to the official data, and they were his namesake and worldwide compatriot Harry Maguire, Denmark's Jannik Vestergaard and Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Abdullah Almuaiouf.

The former Leeds youth-team players Danny Rose and Delph will start, while Harry Maguire will join Phil Jones in a back three.

There were fears that the 24-year-old striker would not be in peak condition for the 2018 Soccer World Cup after an ankle injury kept him out of action for three weeks in March. "We've got to enjoy the occasion and we can't wait to get out there and get started".

Much has been made of the youthful squad who will represent the Three Lions in Russian Federation, which is the youngest England party to travel to a World Cup since Chile in 1962.

The manager is convinced England can travel to the World Cup free of some of the weight of expectation that has affected previous selections at major finals, with a visit from the Royal Marines to St George's Park having offered all a sense of proper perspective. "When the gaffer told me, I was just really pleased for Harry and he is a fantastic player". "I think it is a good thing that I can get straight back to business", he said. They have worked all their life to get to a World Cup, but we will address the issues because they want to play in a World Cup.

Kieran Trippier added: "When you play the 3-5-2 you've got the No. 8s, it's like a diamond, so every time you get the ball there's an option for you".

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