Tuesday, August 22, 2017

England are united – Milner

(GSM) – England winger James Milner insists that the England camp is united and ready to bounce back from recent failures.

England’s 4-0 demolition of Bulgaria helped ease some of the harsh criticism that they have come into following their early exit from the World Cup.

But following Wayne Rooney’s personal story, which was published in the Sunday papers, the squad’s unity and morale has been questioned.

However, Milner maintains that the past experiences has made the England squad closer together.

“It is all about the team pulling together,” said the Manchester City midfielder.

“You need to be united and get on with the business at hand which is winning football matches.

“The tighter we are as a group, the stronger we will come out of these experiences.

“When you are up against the wall in big matches, when you are losing or have a man sent off, you are mentally strong enough to succeed.”

Milner knows that England will always remain in the spotlight and he will always be proud to put on his national team shirt.

“I would rather be under pressure because it means that things are going in the right direction on the football field,” he reflected.

“But some people might turn round and say, ‘I have had enough, I don’t need that’.

“Thousands of people come every week and there are kids with your name on the back of their shirt.

“We are very privileged to be representing this country and whatever job you do there will be things you like and things you don’t.”

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