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Lallana still believes

2014-06-19 15:12
Adam Lallana (AFP)

Cape Town - England midfielder Adam Lallana is confident about his team’s prospects of beating Uruguay in a crucial Group D fixture at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

England and Uruguay are in a precarious position in Group D, after both teams lost their opening World Cup fixtures. However, Lallana believes that the Three Lions are in a better position to secure maximum points this week, adding that they are a team which will thrive under pressure.

"We are all fully focused on Uruguay and Uruguay only," Lallana told journalist.

"We know what we have to do and it is a big game, a big pressure game people say, but I'm sure the lads will all thrive off it.

"It will take much of the same as we did against Italy and more, I think. We have looked back at the game and we have had a good training session where the manager got some of his tactical points over," added the confident midfielder.

Lallana insists that the mood within the squad has not suffered after the Italy defeat, highlighting the fact that the England national team had always expected a tough campaign and as a result they prepared accordingly for it.

"There is an air of confidence around us. We are disappointed with the result the other night and we know what the job is against Uruguay and it is quite simple really - it's a win.

"We knew from the start that we'd be in a tough group and the Uruguayans are a tough team, but we're a strong team ourselves and we've got a great group of players," added Lallana.

"With just a few tweaks we can get this result."

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