Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier insists England will not be overly reliant on his club team-mate Harry Kane at the World Cup.

Spurs star man has been appointed England captain and goes into the Group G opener against Tunisia on the back of scoring 30 Premier League goals for us last season and thus attention is understandably trained on England’s focal point but Trippier believes their group rivals would be unwise to underestimate the side as a whole.

Speaking to Sky Sports the defender said: “Everybody knows what Harry Kane’s all about, he’s a goalscorer and a great professional.But if you look all around our team we’ve got winners, we’ve got goals all around the pitch.

He added: “It’s not just Harry, we’ve got a strong forward line, a lot of pace, youth and I know the boys are looking forward to getting on with it”

Trippier believes that patience is what will be needed against Monday’s opponents Tunisia.
He said: “We’ll have to be patient, we know it’s going to be a tough game. We’ve analysed their strengths and weaknesses and how to exploit them. It’ll be tough but we’re looking forward to it.”

The article goes on to describe how Trippier has brought quite the entourage to Russia.

Tripps said: “I’ve got my brothers and my dad here, about 15 people, so there’s been a lot of tickets to sort out,” he said. “My dad’s excited, it’s a proud moment for him and the rest of my family.”

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