Gary LINEKER!

2018 World Cup! The MOTD host gives Sto­bbsy his thoughts on the THE WORLD CUP IS THE BIG­GEST STAGE OF ALL… ENG­LAND’S STRIK­ING OP­TIONS ARE STRONG… HARRY KANE HAS RISEN TO EVERY OC­CA­SION SO FAR… THE GOLDEN BOOT CAN THROW UP A SUR­PRISE... IN FOUR YEARS’ TIM

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LINEKER SAYS: “It’s the big­gest, best sport­ing event on the planet. It’s al­ways re­ally ex­cit­ing. The best play­ers in the world are all there!” LINEKER SAYS: “You’ve got Harry Kane, who is one of the best in the world. Jamie Vardy gives you a to­tally dif­fer­ent dy­namic, Rashford is bril­liant on the left, Ster­ling has been ter­rific all sea­son – Dele Alli just be­hind, who gets goals. In that area of the pitch they can com­pete with any­one, but it’s about pro­vid­ing the right am­mu­ni­tion!” LINEKER SAYS: “He will be fine. There are cer­tain in­di­vid­u­als that em­brace that pres­sure and the chance to show they can do it on the big­gest stage and Harry strikes me as that kind of guy. He just needs to en­joy it and be con­fi­dent!” LINEKER SAYS: “Oc­ca­sion­ally, it’s some­one quirky who gets five in a game. You need to get to the quar­ter-fi­nals to have a chance of win­ning it. Mbappe, Griez­mann, Kane, and ob­vi­ously Messi and Ron­aldo, all have a chance!” LINEKER SAYS: “If I was Gareth South­gate, I’d just write this tour­na­ment off. We real­is­ti­cally haven’t got what it takes. I’d say this is all about ex­pe­ri­ence and play­ing lots of young play­ers. You never know with knock­out com­pe­ti­tions – you can get lucky, but we haven’t got the world-class play­ers you need to ac­tu­ally be favourites. We will have, though, in four or six years’ time!” LINEKER SAYS: “They’ve got a lot of good foot­ballers who keep the ball, with bags of ex­pe­ri­ence. France have got a chance if they can get a to­geth­er­ness and sys­tem that suits them. Brazil have fire­power, but I just don’t like their sys­tem with three hold­ing mid­field­ers!” LINEKER SAYS: “It went bonkers when we made the semi-fi­nal at Italia ’90. Peo­ple say they don’t care about the Eng­land team, but they will. It will be in­sanely won­der­ful and then heart­break­ing! You get through the group, though, and you’re only three matches from the fi­nal. You can get lucky – you never know!”

THREE LI­ONS Gary likes Eng­land's at­tack­ers! FRESH FEET Ger­many are al­ways strong! GARY'S TIP Will Spain lift the fa­mous tro­phy? Fi­fa­world­cup2018is­liveon­theb­b­cacross Tv,ra­dioan­don­line start­ing14june

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