Everton ace Barkley says England must attack Italy

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley feels England should attack Italy in Saturday's World Cup opener.

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley feels England should attack Italy in Saturday's World Cup opener.

The 20-year-old is likely to be on the bench for England's opening match against Italy in Manaus.

"It's very important when you go into a tournament, to set the tone in the first game," he said. "You have got to start with a good result, go into the game prepared and looking to win the game.

"With all the big-name players it's going to be a big test playing against Uruguay but if we get a good result against Italy we can take confidence into the second game.

"We need to be positive throughout the group stage."

 
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