Gareth Southgate wants England to 'send people to work happy'

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Gareth Southgate's 23-man England squad are heading to the World Cup this afternoon, so to get in the spirit of things, fans are tracking their flight to Russian Federation via an online tracker.

After flying into Saint Petersburg, Gareth Southgate's squad headed to their base camp in the seaside town of Repino, 45 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of the city, where preparations will start for the Three Lions' opening game against Tunisia on Monday.

"I've talked before about there being a disconnect between the supporters and the team and I've felt that there's different ways to bridge that".

"He has taught me so much about the game: just managing the game, understanding the game, and knowing the players around you really". We know everything else comes on the back of that.

"We are seeing a team that is enjoying each other's company, getting on well, is very proud to represent the nation". We ask people to pay a lot of money to watch football. If that means the gaffer thinks to help the team out I should play there I am all for it. The tail acts as a hand-grip and also allows the ball to be thrown further and the players split into teams and were not allowed to run with it, having to pass the ball and then move. For instance, at a recently media day, all 23 players in the World Cup squad were available for journalists to speak to freely.

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"Jamie just loves to score goals and that's what he's done for us this season".

England have won only six matches in the knockout stages of major global tournaments since their World Cup triumph in 1966, the last victory of that kind being 12 years ago against Ecuador.

"It's the one competition that everybody dreams of winning". Constantly trying to improve, playing in a style that we've used in the a year ago or so and that people have warmed to.

"I think that when you are enjoying it more, you play your best football". "We know each game is going to be tough but we're fully prepared for that first game".

"We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed our matches", said Southgate before departing for Russian Federation.