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What Luke Shaw has tweeted England’s players ahead of Tunisia match is brilliant

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England get their World Cup underway against Tunisia on Monday evening.

The expectations surrounding Gareth Southgate’s side have slowly increased in recent weeks, fuelled by some exciting moments in the warm-up matches against Nigeria and Costa Rica.

Southgate has a young squad that seems eager to set the record straight following disappointing showings at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championship.

Indeed, you only need to read what Dele Alli has said to realise the change in attitude of the players.

“We're going there to win it. We don't expect anything less and we'll be disappointed if we finish second,” Alli said.

"I feel like we have to have that mentality. We don't want to go there and just be a part of it. We know how good we are as a squad, we know the talent.

"If we get the best out of each other then anything is possible."

Luke Shaw's tweet

We’ll get a greater sense of just what is possible when England take on Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena.

Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney have tweeted messages of support to Southgate and his players.

But neither of their tweets has quite the same level of joviality that Luke Shaw’s carries.

The Manchester United left-back tweeted a clip from James Corden’s hilarious sketch in 2009, ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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Corden, playing a character named ‘Smithy’, delivered the ultimate team talk to the likes of David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch.

And Shaw thinks England’s current players could do with hearing the pep talk.

Check out the entire sketch below.

England will likely compete with Belgium to finish top of Group G and their meeting on June 28 in the final round of group matches could well settle first and second place.

But both nations have to handle their business against Tunisia and Panama.

With Argentina, Germany and Brazil all failing to win their opening matches, it would appear that nothing can be guaranteed at this year’s World Cup.

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