Marcus Rashford should replace Raheem Sterling for Panama game, says Jamie Carragher

Posted June 21, 2018

"I think we competed well against Belgium, and I think when there were tackles, they got stuck in just as much as we did".

Carragher noted that Rashford's positive contribution after he replaced Sterling in the 68th minute gave England the impetus to break down a stubborn Tunisia rearguard and said the 20-year-old's performance warranted a starting spot.

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"If I'm being honest, and i'm one of his biggest fans, I thought he was poor", said Merson to Sky Sports.

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"The mood around the camp is a lot calmer from what I can remember of the last tournament but I think that's to be expected", Rashford said at England's Repino World Cup base. "We have been watching a lot of the big teams so far, including the Portugal match with Spain".

Appealing to his CBS and Sky One audience - and those watching on YouTube of course - the players each speak to the camera, ranging from Jess Lingard listing U.S. states to an enthusiastic American accent by Jamie Vardy. "If we do it as a team then, you know, it'll be happy days!" Kane, speaking to reporters as quoted by FourFourTwo, revealed what the Argentine had texted him post-game. - The 44,000-seater stadium will host four World Cup matches. The Manchester United forward has more energy tracking back and when he attacks he can go past people with the ball at his feet.

The Tottenham striker's display has earned him considerable plaudits but former skipper Robson hopes team-mates can match his standards.

"So, it was just a bit annoying the timing of it, for it to come just before we travelled to the tournament". There is no better way to do it than to win and score a couple of goals.

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Rashford is hopeful the Tottenham midfielder will be ready to face Panama on Sunday, having come through his own struggles with a knee niggle during the final stages of the Three Lions' preparations.

"I knew what I had to do to recover fast enough for the [Tunisia] game". "We have to do what we can to nullify that".

"You want a major goalscorer, a striker that's going to take chances, but we've got that in abundance around the team with Vards, Welbs (Danny Welbeck) and the kid Rashford".

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