In the latest England news, full-back Kieran Trippier wants to take inspiration from former superstar David Beckham.
The Tottenham man has been very impressive playing at right wing back for England in Gareth Southgate’s three at the back formation.
He has consistently been one of the highest creators of chances in the England line-up, with him constantly being a threat against Tunisia and Panama.
He was rested, along with most of the first choice XI, for the disappointing 1-0 loss to Belgium with Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold taking his place in the team.
Trippier is expected to be restored to the starting line-up for the last-16 clash against Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday evening.
The 27-year-old, formerly of Burnley, admits he is looking to Beckham to inspire his game.
“He was a fantastic deliverer of the ball. He scored so many free-kicks and created so much throughout his career. All I can do is keep doing the best I can and every opportunity I get I’ll try to put balls in like David Beckham,” he said.
“I always liked how David Beckham played – his set-plays and his dead balls.
“Gary Neville played a similar position to me. Defensively and offensively he was a quality player for Manchester United and England. His trophies speak for themselves.
“I loved Gary Neville’s energy, to get up and down for 90 minutes and his leadership as well. He was always organising, he was passionate. It was just his all-round game. He was a quality defender and could also chip in with a goal and an assist.”