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Ex-Tottenham boss Venables: England players need to show Premiership energy

Former Tottenham boss Terry Venables says England's players must go back to playing like they do in the Premier League.

In his column for The Sun, Venables wrote: "There is nothing wrong with our work-rate, just our confidence. We can build that by getting on the ball and getting after it, hunting down Slovenia and playing in a high-tempo Premier League-style that has been missing in the tournament so far.

"I would tell the players to play two-touch and their first thought must always be to move the ball forwards.

"Of course, there will be times when we have to play the ball sidewards and even backwards, but we must look to get on the front foot at all times. We must treat the ball like gold dust and keep it far, far better than we have in the opening two matches.

"Keep the ball moving, keep Slovenia running chasing after it.

"Then hopefully we will not have to rely on any excuses from the players."

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