First Signs Of Strain Show Between English Team And Their Media

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Gareth Southgate's side beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game but missed a series of first-half chances and needed a stoppage-time victor from captain Harry Kane to secure the three points.

England made the flawless start to their World Cup campaign on Monday with a promising 2-1 win over Tunisia.

All eyes are on Monday's Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd, with Gareth Southgate's squad made aware of his intended starting line-up two days early.

The relationship between the England camp and the media has understandably become strained and defender Kyle Walker has since come out and urged reporters to keep keep schtum about any information they might stumble upon.

Southgate told the Football Association website.

"They were supposed to be relaxing because we let the players have a bit of time off and I am causing them work".

"They are very confident, very comfortable on the ball, so we will have to be on our toes and implement our game plan spot on to get the win".

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"At the start, they (Tunisia) went for a zonal position and then they saw us getting success so they changed it and tried to man-mark us, but we still got joy from it right to the last minute".

"He has apologised to us all - we move on", he said.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was also in midfield for Dele Alli, who has a thigh strain and was listed as "medical" away from the rest of the players with his name misspelled Ali.

Neville has claimed the press should be onside with the England team, having been allowed opportunities to mingle with the players at the media centre.

According to Give Me Sport, Gary said: "I think in terms of Marcus Rashford, there will be questions always about Raheem Sterling". "So of course our media has to decide if they want to help the team or not".

Twitter users were quick to raise suspicions about the whereabouts of Ramos, who was blamed for the injury during a tackle to Mohamed Salah in May's Champions League final in Kiev between Liverpool and Real Madrid. They try to make use of the pace they have.

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