Delph: “Pep helped me just as he has other City players”

first_img 16/06/2018 The Manchester City player admitted that everyone “has an idea” what starting eleven Gareth Southgate will choose for England’s World Cup debut, but he didn’t want to give away any clues. However with England having “so many good players” Delph was sure that anyone who wasn’t picked wouldn’t be upset at not being in the line up. Upd. at 18:40 “They’re a good team. They know how to move the ball, are talented and we’ve watched videos of their matches – and I’m sure we’ll watch more tomorrow. We know how they like to play and we have a game plan which we hope will work,” explained Delph at a press conference today. The Manchester City player, who appeared after a behind closed doors training session, explained that the whole squad watched the Portugal versus Spain match. “It was exciting, a great game. Obviously Ronaldo did what he always does, we all saw it. They are two huge teams and it was exciting.” Delph: “Pep me ha ayudado mucho como a otros jugadores en el City” RELATED STORIES The midfielder also spoke about Spain at this World Cup and how they are one of the favourites for the trophy. “They’re probably one of the favourites, but we didn’t expect anything less from Spain. They’ve got fantastic players, a fantastic team and that’s what makes the World Cup exciting to watch.” “In this squad there are so many good players, when you pick one, all of the team is behind him. We’re training, playing together, we’re positive and when you’re given the chance you hope you show what you’re capable of,” added Delph, who has largely played as a left back under Pep Guardiola. “Obviously all of the City players have been influenced by him, he’s helped us develop. And you can see from the changes we’ve made this season, we’re getting better.” center_img England start their World Cup campaign on Monday night against Tunisia. They’ll then face Panama on the 24th and Belgium on the 28th to round off Group G. CEST IN SPORT.ES “I think I’ve worked very hard. Obviously, Pep has helped me a lot just as he has other players at City. My work ethic is good and Pep has worked a lot with me. This season has been fundamental in my career, I’ve grown a lot,” Delph said after winning a domestic double under Guardiola last season. Fabian Delph, England’s central midfielder, has told the media ahead of England’s debut at the World Cup that Tunisia are “a good team” but England have “a game plan” to beat them on Monday. Despite Julen Lopetegui’s exit from the Spain hot seat following the news he had agreed a deal to take over at Real Madrid, Delph believes will Spain benefit from having “a system that they’ve been using for a long time” after speaking to City teammate David Silva. “I know Silva really well and I spoke with him this week and it appeared as if everything was okay. I think they’re a great team, they’ve made the right decision and I hope they get back to the level they were at before. Although yesterday they had to face Cristiano!” concluded Delph. Griezmann: “When I felt the contact, I thought it was a penalty”last_img