Jones: Lot of love in the camp


PHIL JONES has warned Eng­land’s World Cup op­po­nents that they are about to face a “spe­cial” team.

And the Manch­ester United de­fender (be­low) is hop­ing this tour­na­ment will be third time lucky for him.

Jones, 26, said: “This is my third tour­na­ment with Eng­land and ev­ery time we’ve said we had a good team.

“But I do feel this team is spe­cial. We have a very good squad, a very good team, one that is full of ex­pe­ri­ence but also has youth.

“I cer­tainly feel we are head­ing in the right di­rec­tion.

“There are no big-time play­ers in this squad.

“Ev­ery­one gets along great, there is no frosti­ness or bit­ter­ness. Ev­ery­one en­joys each other’s com­pany.

“We have din­ner to­gether and it’s great to be part of a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment. Maybe in the past there were cliques in the group.

But that’s not the case.

“When Gareth South­gate and Steve Hol­land took over, they adopted that sort of re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment.

“It has suited the lads down to a T.”

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