England boss Gareth Southgate raring to go

England boss Gareth Southgate raring to go

The Three Lions leave for Russian Federation on Tuesday before next Monday's Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd.

Kane says the current squad will bring a fresh approach to this summer's World Cup, though, saying: "The aim is to be aggressive and courageous in possession".

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

The 24-year-old says England are eager to make their mark on the World Cup and vowed they would approach it on the front foot.

England have impressed in warm-up wins over fellow World Cup teams Nigeria and Costa Rica.

Williams said opening the event to 80,000 fans and many millions all over the world was a boyhood dream, and added: 'We'd like to invite football and music fans to party with us in Russian Federation, in the stadium, or to tune in their TVs a little earlier for an unforgettable show'.

England boss Gareth Southgate raring to go

"There was a clear shift in the identity of the team, we went to a back three and people have been warmed by that, not only the young players in this squad, but the young players in the system, the success with the junior teams".

"Sometimes going into a big tournament is about not losing and being passive". But for us it's to play attacking football, to score, and that's important. First and foremost we will run around and do that aspect of the game. I've always felt you go through spells. "I want to score in tournament football and that's what I will try and do". That's part of the game.

Kane added "For us the key thing is to stay focused on ourselves, not to worry about the teams in the past and things like that".

"It's hard to look beyond the World Cup. And if you win one, you win more".

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.

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