Former England international Jamie Redknapp believes that the Three Lions squad can build on their world cup performance ahead of the game against Spain.
Gareth Southgate’s men will take on Spain at Wembley today in their first game in the UEFA Nations League competition.
And Redknapp suggested that the current unity in the squad will spur them on to greater heights.
“Yes, they’ve got good players but they’ve had good players before,” he told Sky Sports.
“What’s different now is that Southgate has created an atmosphere in the camp where the players look like they’re enjoying themselves, they’re happy to be involved and they’re enthusiastic about doing well for each other.
“For too long there were a lot of cliques in the squad, even when I played the Manchester United lads were sat on their own and it was a difficult atmosphere.
“But I look at the United and Liverpool lads having fun. Trent Alexander-Arnold this week was joking around with Jesse Lingard – and I can’t imagine I’d ever have done that with Gary Neville!
“That’s stupid, it’s ridiculous but it was always like that. They’re doing what they should do now: all pull in the same direction and put the team first.”