After reaching the semi-finals in 2018, in addition to the ultimate of Euro 2020, England now have the squad to start out dreaming of World Cup glory in 2022, in line with Declan Rice.
The West Ham star was half of the engine room that drove the Three Lions to that European Championship last defeat in opposition to Italy, and is member of a technology of English players who’ve been tipped for main honours since they have been youngsters.
Now 23, Rice is getting into his peak years, and can head to Qatar in November as one of the Premier League’s main midfielders, in addition to a participant that Gareth Southgate is aware of that he can depend upon to carry out at a excessive degree in stress conditions.
And it’s Rice’s perception that the England squad this winter shall be “scary”, even when some followers nonetheless want convincing that the group is succesful of successful a primary main match since 1966.
Will England win the 2022 World Cup?
“With the squad we’ve got, and the players coming through, we have to aim to win the World Cup,” Rice told GOAL during his appearance on Box 2 Box.
“Obviously, we have been so shut in the summertime, however as an England fan in addition to a participant, some of the players we have within the squad now are scary how good they’re. There’s ones coming by as effectively that clearly need the shirt and are glorious players.
“So I feel like we’re in a good place, but that will only be realised if we go and win something major for the country.”
“I feel like if we went and won in Qatar, wow, it would be the first one since 1966, so it would be massive, and I feel like no-one expects England to do it,” he added.
“So us as players, our minds are in the right place, and I feel like every time we go to a tournament now, Gareth has changed that mindset with players in terms of believing we can win it.”
‘I’d nonetheless be milking it if we might gained Euro 2020!’
Rice was one of the breakout stars of Euro 2020, as his midfield partnership with Kalvin Phillips flourished because the match went on.
And although England fell agonisingly quick of lifting the trophy on dwelling soil at Wembley Stadium, he did come away from the competitors with a novel memento.
“I had this feeling with the Euros,” he defined. “Obviously, you may’t assume too far ahead, however after we received to the ultimate, it was at all times what-ifs: ‘What if we win? What’s it going to be like?’. I really feel to at the present time, I might nonetheless be milking it!
“Toni Kroos- he retired after the Euros – and I got his last ever Germany shirt. Somewhere in Germany, they want that in a museum, and I’ve got it at home!”
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