Sir Clive Woodward has some advice for Gareth Southgate ahead of Belgium clash
England manager Gareth Southgate looks set to have a full complement of players to choose from against Belgium as all 23 England players trained on Wednesday.
The Three Lions conducted their final session prior to departing for Kaliningrad, where they will meet the Belgians on Thursday night to determine who will win Group G.
There have been reports that Southgate could rotate the squad, but former England head coach and Rugby World Cup winner Sir Clive Woodward completely disagrees with that idea.
World Cups are all about momentum “ winning your next game “ England must prepare and approach this game v Belgium as if it was a knock out match – top the group and then and only then think / talk about your next opponent – this is such an important game to keep momentum going
— Sir Clive Woodward (@CliveWoodward) June 27, 2018
“World Cups are all about momentum, winning your next game,” tweeted Woodward.
He added: “England must prepare and approach this game v Belgium as if it was a knock out match – top the group and then and only then think / talk about your next opponent.
“This is such an important game to keep the momentum going.”