England’s squad touched down in Qatar on Tuesday forward of their newest try to finish the nation’s lengthy look forward to a serious trophy with captain Harry Kane saying they’re trending in the precise path.
4 12 months’s after reaching the World Cup semi-finals in Russia, England are tipped as one of many favourites for the event in Qatar regardless of a poor run of kind.
“We’ve been trending well in major tournaments so there’s only one more step to take and hopefully we can take it this time,” Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane, who led the workforce to the Euro 2020 finals final 12 months, instructed the BBC on arrival in Doha.
“It’s exciting, stranger than usual thinking that we’re going to be playing in about five or six days. Excitement is building among everyone. Happy to be here and looking forward to being out on the training pitch tomorrow.”
Kane, like many of the squad, was in Premier League motion final weekend and there are solely 5 days for Gareth Southgate to arrange his gamers for the opening sport in opposition to Iran.
However Kane says that won’t be a problem.
“We’re used to preparing for games with England in a short period, with major tournaments it’s a bit different,” he mentioned.
“The mentality of the squad will adapt to it well and that’s what we’re going to.
“We’re making an attempt to not suppose that far forward however after all (successful the event) is the dream and what we’re aiming to do. It is going to be a tricky event, we’ve to arrange for that however actually excited to get going.”
England may even face the USA and Wales in Group B.