The Tottenham striker now confirmed as Gareth Southgate’s captain believes that England can win the 2018 World Cup in Russia through a combination of determination and inspiration from Liverpool and Manchester United.
“It’s impossible not to dream about lifting the World Cup. It’s the biggest competition in the world,” he said according to BBC.
“I believe we can win it – anyone can. I cannot sit here and say we are not going to win it because we could do.
“It is my mindset and I want to win at everything I do. The players in the team want to as well. It is worth fighting for. I am sure we have all had dreams of lifting it and it is an opportunity for us.
“We are not favourites but you look at this season, no-one would have thought Liverpool getting to the Champions League final. You look at Manchester United back in the Sir Alex Ferguson days, they had a young team and dominated the Premier League for years to come.
“Being young is not an excuse – it could be a good thing. I believe we can and that is what we want to try and do. Anything else is not good enough” he stressed.