Milner urges England freedom
James Milner believes England must find a way to play as they do for their clubs against Slovenia.
Last Updated: 23/06/10 9:44am
James Milner believes England must find a way to play as they do for their clubs in the crucial game against Slovenia.
The Three Lions have failed to shine in their opening two World Cup matches, drawing with both USA and Algeria, and are now in danger of missing out on a place in the last 16.
England must now look to pick up three points in their final Group C game and Milner is confident they will deliver a good performance.
The Aston Villa midfielder expects England to handle the pressure of the situation and play with more freedom.
"Actions speak louder than words. To win the World Cup you must win the big games. This game is in our own hands," he said in The Sun.
"We've just got to concentrate, enjoy our football and play with freedom.
"It's hard to get that club unity at international level but it's growing.
"We've been together for nearly a month and we are now unified."
Milner has been tipped to start Wednesday's clash after being hauled off before half-time in the 1-1 draw against USA.
Reflecting on his World Cup debut, Milner added: "You don't expect your first match to last just 30 minutes.
"It was just poor timing being ill three days before."