Luke Shaw believes Wales can learn from England in showing class.
This Manchester United The defender admitted Gareth Southgate’s men had extra motivation to win the Battle of Britain against Rob Page’s side on Tuesday night as they did not forget they celebrated England’s shock exit from Euro 2016 at the hands of Iceland cup shot.
Leaked 30-second footage shows stars like Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey reveling in Britain’s misery – and now is the time to pay back. England need to beat Wales at the Al Rayyan Stadium to progress to the round of 16 as top group;
Wales must win – and hope the Iran-US clash ends in a draw. Otherwise their first World Cup in 64 years would be over.
Asked if England would celebrate like the Welsh did in 2016, Shaw said: “I think we are a respectful group. We do things the right way. That’s the example Gareth wants to set and we all give our all. Support. Did it give us more motivation? I guess you could say that.
“But our motivation itself has to be at the highest level. We are at the World Cup. We have big goals for what we want to achieve. We have to have maximum motivation in every game. I don’t think there is any better than what we already have. more motivation.
“Of course, it (the video) is not good. But I don’t want to talk about it too much. I want to focus on what we do on the pitch. We can say something in interviews, but I prefer to talk on the pitch, Not off the field.”
Seven of England’s players who played in the Euros six years ago were in Qatar. Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, john stones, Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker, Jordan Henderson and Eric Dyer The rest of the Southgate team will be reminded of what is at stake.
Shaw, who missed the game in France while recovering from a broken leg, believes England’s experience against Scotland at Euro 2022 will be crucial in the coming days.
The Three Lions were criticized after the final whistle after their goalless draw with the United States on Friday night. It was a disappointing result after beating Iran 6-2.
But England suffered a similar setback at the Euros when they drew 0-0 with Scotland but still advanced to the final. “To people outside our circle, working with the US looks like the end of the world,” Shaw said.
“But at Euros we drew the second game – look what has happened since then. We knew what we needed to do. We wanted to beat America. Unfortunately we couldn’t, but we Keeping a clean sheet is a very important point.
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“We weren’t at our best. But if you look at the games, the teams that have played like this, you have to look at it as a positive. It’s all in our hands. We need to stay positive , focusing on the next game.”
Shaw added: “Wales will be very motivated. They will give everything to win. It’s not an easy game. But we need to focus on what we’ve done and the talent we have, the depth we have.
“Like I said, we can’t let the end result be the end of the world. We can’t do that. We need to be united, confident, positive and ready for Wales. If we prepare well, we should win the game.”