And Deco, who won 75 caps for Portugal, fears Southgate's trust in youth may not pay off - although he is excited to see the likes of young talent Marcus Rashford.
England men's football team captain Harry Kane has said that his national side are looking forward to be aggressive and courageous as they aim to approach the upcoming FIFA World Cup on the front foot in Russian Federation.
"But other than that, everybody came through fine".
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The Three Lions leave for Russian Federation on Tuesday before next Monday's Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd.
Southgate said: 'We're pleased with how preparation has gone up until now.
"Obviously I understand you've got the Champions League and Premier League - so many big competitions - but, for me, I don't think it gets much bigger than the World Cup".
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He earned his first Formula One points with a ninth-place finish at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve past year . Max Verstappen was third and the other Red Bull auto , driven by Daniel Ricciardo , was fourth.
"There was a clear shift in the identity of the team, we went to a back three and people have been warmed by that, not only the young players in this squad, but the young players in the system, the success with the junior teams".
Here we give you every necessary detail about the games, each of which will be broadcast live on talkSPORT. "I would love to win everything with Tottenham, but for me personally the World Cup outweighs them all".
Four years ago, Germany dominated in Brazil, embarrassing the host nation in the semifinal en route to winning their fourth World Cup.
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He's also threatened to tear up the NAFTA agreement with Canada and Mexico. He said he did not blame the G7 leaders for the "unfair" trade deals.
England boss Gareth Southgate says that Marcus Rashford picked up "a knock" during the team's final training session before leaving for Russian Federation for the World Cup.
Rashford is looking to secure a starting role for the match after impressing in England's final warm-up friendly against Costa Rica last Thursday. We are just trying to improve every day we work together.
"If a bit more time was taken, a bit more patience, I believe I should still be the England manager".
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Curry and the Cavaliers' top player, LeBron James , already have said they would not want to make the White House trip this year. But Trump said Friday he believes the Washington Capitals will come to celebrate winning their very first Stanley Cup title.