Milner: Youngsters not world weary

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James Milner believes England will reap the benefits at Euro 2012 of the current influx of young players not worn down by previous tournament failures.

Milner believes being unable to meet the expectations levels of the nation - and a succession of penalty shoot-out setbacks - can take its toll on even the most experienced professionals. But the Manchester City midfielder is excited by the blend of youth and older heads chosen by new head coach Roy Hodgson for Poland and the Ukraine this summer.

Milner said: "I think there is a lot of a different feel around the squad now than before. I think maybe the squad had a lot of players in it who had been to a lot of major tournaments before and maybe had suffered the expectations and the disappointments."

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