Ahead of the crunch friendly game between England and Brazil, Marcus Rashford has stated that the Three Lions possess the quality that can enable them to compete with the South Americans.
“The talent they have will never stop growing and developing and I think it’s the same for a nation like England,” said Rashford.
“If you look at our young players, the ones who have yet to play and the ones who are coming through, we have a lot of talent and it’s about nourishing them in the right way to make them into top professionals.
“We’re looking forward to these type of games because when it comes down to the World Cup, this is the sort of team that we’re going to be up against.”
Meanwhile, Gareth Southgate has just two of his 14 games since assuming the role of the Three Lions manager, whilst ensuring that they qualify for Russia 2018.
Rashford is convinced that the team is improving as the games come and go by under Southgate.
“I think not only have we qualified for the World Cup, but the way we’re growing as a team and understanding each other on the pitch is growing,” he said.
“It’s something that’s difficult to do with England because of the limited time that we get together but I think if we can keep building and doing what we’re doing off the pitch, then on the pitch everyone’s qualities will start to show.”