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Oxlade-Chamberlain reckons England have the ‘talent’ to win the World Cup

Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes the Three Lions have the talent required to go all the way at this summers World Cup.

The 24-year-old was cruelly denied the chance to travel to Russia with Gareth Southgate’s squad after picking up a knee ligament injury back in April during Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final against AS Roma.

Although the former Arsenal man has admitted that is has been tough watching the World Cup he is backing England to do well this summer and also revealed that Gareth Southgate has been working hard to instil a resilient mentality in his squad.

“I definitely think we have the talent, there’s no doubting that,” he told TalkSport.

“A lot of it comes down to who turns up on the day.

“I know the team have been working massively on being resilient and hard to beat, sticking together until the end – so far the boys have shown that really well.

“We’ve given ourselves the best chance and that’s all we can do.”

England have already qualified for the knockout stages after winning their two opening games against Tunisia and Panama, and will face either the winners or runners up of Group E which will be either Japan, Colombia or Senegal.

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