England star Jesse Lingard hails ‘amazing’ team spirit after Panama rout

first_img Lingard celebrates scoring against Panama After inviting the media into the training camp, many have been surprised at just how harmonious Gareth Southgate’s 23-man group is.Led by the free-scoring Harry Kane, Lingard said this young squad is fantastically well-balanced and willing to play for one another.With a vital game against Belgium on Thursday, that tight-knit unity could be crucial as they progress.“All the lads are on the same level, we are all on the same page – we can read each other,” he added.“It’s a tight knit group and this team spirit at the moment it’s amazing and we play with confidence and enjoyment.”Check out the video from our official Twitter page below! Jesse Lingard admitted it was ‘an amazing feeling’ to net his first World Cup goal.The Manchester United midfielder sensational’s strike was the pick of the bunch in England’s 6-1 drubbing of Panama on Sunday afternoon, which ensured the Three Lions qualified for the knockout stages. After missing several gilt-edged chances in the first group game against Tunisia, Lingard had said he was bound to score eventually.And he said finding the net early set the tone for England to go out and score more.When asked how it felt to score in Russia, he told talkSPORT: “Yeah I mean, it’s an amazing feeling.“I said in the week I was due a goal and it came at the right time – the lads worked hard today considering the weather and it was a physical game, but we knew that from the get go.“So to get the two goals it kind of us settled us and we wanted more and more after that.” 2center_img 2 The England players are incredibly close, according to the Manchester United man “The team spirit is amazing”Jesse Lingard tells talkSPORT about the atmosphere in the #ENG camp, and discusses his wonder goal ⚽️#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/YTCzGJFkjD— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 24, 2018talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img