England face Belgium on Saturday in the third-place play-off at the 2018 World Cup – with manager Gareth Southgate keen to end their Russian adventure with a bang.
The Three Lions came close to a first World Cup final since 1966 but lost their semi-final to Croatia in extra-time on Wednesday night.
Many people have since questioned the need to play off against their fellow beaten semi-finalists in Saint Petersburg but Southgate is keen to seal victory before returning home.
“I have got to say the players are incredible, they are an absolute pleasure to work with,” Southgate said.
“We have brought a lot of pride but we want to finish the tournament well. We want to keep those standards right to the end.”
All 23 members of the squad trained on the eve of the clash but Southgate confirmed there will be some changes to his side as a number of players are battling against injury and illness.
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England’s World Cup campaign comes to an end at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg as they take on Belgium to determine who will finish third.