Steven Gerrard has revealed he has spoken to his team-mates ahead of England's World Cup clash with Uruguay. The game is a must win for both sides and England captain, Gerrard has revealed he has delivered a stern wake-up call to his young team-mates.
"I think that the message is quite clear. I have spoken to the group during the week, to reiterate that message of the pain of going out at the World Cups", said the England captain who knows only to well the pain that attaches itself to a World Cup exit.
England will feel disappointed that they didn't leave Manaus with at least a point against Italy last week. When asked about the contemplating the concept of defeat, the Liverpool man answered, "It something that we don't want, we want to perform and get 3 points tomorrow".
With a bright future ahead for England, this exciting crop of England players have potential to deliver. If England were to suffer defeat, it would be unfathomable; "We want to stay here for as long as possible, I'm sure all the young lads and everyone in the squads aware of how difficult a summer its going to be if we fail tomorrow".
England will need their captain firing on all cylinders if they are to keep the likes of Luis Suarez quiet. The 34-year-old is at what would seem his last World Cup, he will need to in-still the passion and hunger to win into the rest of his team-mates if England want to qualify for the next round.