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​England bootcamp was like 'penalty pressure' says Defoe

England striker Jermaine Defoe has hailed the experienced gained by the national team's recent visit to the Royal Marines bootcamp.

Defore, who admitted that exercise as a perfect team-bonding experience, said that completing the 'sheep dip' in front of his teammates was like taking a penalty.

"It's the sort of pressure when you're in a penalty shootout and the lads are waiting for you to step up," he said.

"Going forward it helps you, brings you closer together. You know you've got your team-mates who will help you."

"It was the perfect thing to do if you want team-bonding.

"No phones, doing everything together, the whole experience was so unique, camping out with rations."

Andrew Maclean
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