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Nottingham Forest midfielder Jesse Lingard: My England career is not over

Nottingham Forest midfielder Jesse Lingard insists he's not giving up on his England career.

The former Manchester United ace has spoken about how strange it has been watching this tournament after playing and scoring at the last one in Russia.

"Brazil look strong, France and our team look strong as well," he told BBC Sport. "It's more about belief now. I think England have the belief more than the last World Cup where I was involved. I think they have the confidence and belief to go on and win it."

On watching the games versus taking part he added: "Yes it's strange here. I needed to kick on as soon as I signed here, which I didn't. Understandably that's why you don't get picked. But I still support them. I'll always be there to support them.

"I am going to keep working hard and trying to score and assist and do well for Forest. That's when England come calling. As long as I do my bit on the pitch everything else should fall into place."

And cheekily when asked if England can win the World Cup, Lingard added: "Yes, it's coming home definitely."



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