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    Bryan Robson reveals key points for England World Cup success

    The plan to succeed

    England legend has revealed the key points that Gareth Southgate must get right if his side are to impress at this year’s World Cup.

    The three lions have landed in Russia ahead of their first game against Tunisia to get the campaign underway.

    Though, expectations of how far the side could go have been placed on hold to see how they perform early on.

    Now, Bryan Robson has revealed what the side need to succeed this summer.

    A game plan

    First of all, Robson discussed that Gareth Southgate must have done his homework if the side are to succeed.

    “England must be armed with a plan so everyone knows their responsibility,” he explained in a Daily Mail column. 

    “Should the game change, substitutes must know their roles.

    “What I like is Gareth using players that have a sharp interchange of passing, like Marcus Rashford, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling, which makes our attacking play brighter and unpredictable for the opposition.”

    Gareth Southgate

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    Another key point was that you have to have the confidence that you can go all the way.

    Otherwise, you may as well pack your bags.

    “If you don’t have any confidence you may as well go home,” he continued.

    “Fortunately, when I played, I also had confidence in those around me and that’s equally important. You know your mate won’t let you down. 

    “You’ve got to go into a World Cup wanting to enjoy testing yourself against the very best. Express yourself and show you deserve to be there.”

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    A little bit of luck

    Finally, Robson believes that you just need to have that little bit of luck to go the extra mile.

    “I am a firm believer in making your own luck but every side needs that bit of good fortune. Mistakes determine most games. 

    “You only have to look at what happened to Liverpool’s Loris Karius in the Champions League final. It is bad luck but could it also be a lack of concentration or due to a bang to his head? 

    “Cut out mistakes and you have a chance. Of course, we all have our superstitions too. I liked to wear the No 7 and put my shirt on last. It was nothing compared to Peter Shilton though.”


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