Thu 17 November 2022 | 10:26

Lampard and Gerrard backing England going ‘all the way’ in the World Cup

Two former England and Premier League midfield maestros back Gareth Southgate’s team to go all the way in the upcoming World Cup

Gareth Southgate’s men will face


, USA and Wales in the relatively easy Group B in the World Cup and they have been deemed as one of the favorites to win the competition after their recent success of reaching the semi-finals of the last World Cup as well as the final of Euro 2020.



stars, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard who were part of England’s so-called Golden Generation, seem to think that England will go all the way as well. Speaking to Sky Sports, both former England players expressed their hopeful feelings toward Southgate’s team.

"I'm really optimistic. I've got a lot of belief and confidence in the boys, I'm sure they're extremely excited at the moment,"

said Gerrard.

"I'm looking forward to going on a journey with them, now that I'm a fan and an ex-player. I've experienced where they are right now and I'm really looking forward to, hopefully, a positive start to build belief.

"They were millimetres away from winning the Euros, to get to a World Cup semi-final is a positive performance.

"I think, collectively, they should have belief, they should have confidence and togetherness. They're a real tight group with a fantastic manager, there's a lot of talent.

"I think if we get the right bits of luck and the right breaks, and keep the majority of the squad healthy, I'm confident we can go all the way."


 manager Frank Lampard seemed to echo his former England teammate’s sentiments as well, saying: "

We've got a squad that has been building for a couple of years, they've had a couple of tournaments where they've had relative success and they're getting stronger, in my opinion,"

Lampard said.

"I think we can fairly put England as one of the favourites for the tournament, with the talent they have in the squad.

"I think it'll be about momentum in the tournament itself, who gets through the group, who builds that confidence and momentum, and then that can take you all the way."

England will be hoping to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the 3rd time since 1990. They previously finished fourth on both 1990 and 2018 World Cups.



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