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England manager Gareth Southgate has insisted that club rivalries will not taint his side's hopes of enjoying a successful World Cup campaign in Russian Federation.

Kane says the current squad will bring a fresh approach to this summer's World Cup, though, saying: "The aim is to be aggressive and fearless in possession".

"I'd be surprised if the majority of players did not say the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world".

"We definitely don't have that divide in the team any more".

"It's different now. I think if you asked every single player what the difference is now they would say that we are prepared as a team for every scenario".

"There will be tough moments and there will be ups and downs".

"Sometimes, going into a big tournament is about not losing and being passive but, for us, it's about winning the first game, winning the second game".

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Gareth Southgate's England side might want to be practising their penalties when they're not in action at the World Cup in Russian Federation this month, but there will be also be ample opportunity for the squad to enjoy a spot of golf.

"Personally, that (scoring) record is something I want to change, and hopefully will this summer", Kane added.

The Spurs striker was named as Gareth Southgate's captain for the 2018 World Cup over the likes of Liverpool's Jordan Henderson and his new-found role of responsibility means that he will be key to ensuring that the squad play harmoniously. "It is important during the season that you fight for your club and do everything for them but come England time, you are one team and everything else goes out of the window".

"We just didn't know what to do to get back in the game when we were behind because we just hadn't planned for it. And if you win one, you win more".

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"I think everyone knows how tight-knit a group we are". They will play their opening game against Tunisia on June 18.

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