Henderson: England target team to be World number one team!
Jordan Henderson said that England’s goal is to be the number one team in the world. The Three Lions are determined to win the 2018 World Cup.
Gareth Southgate’s squad sits top of Group F and are on the right path to qualify for Russia’s 2018 World Cup ahead of the game against Malta and Slovakia.
England have made a good impression in their strong World Cup qualifiers, but they have a history to do such things and perform disappointingly in major tournaments. Although often populated by star players, England have always failed to advance beyond the quarter-finals of the World Cup or European Cup tournaments since 1996. But Henderson insists that they are ready to improve on that record in the coming years.
“As a team, that’s what we want to achieve, that is stepping into the World Cup. That is the first and foremost. And then when we get there, we want to live it well, “said the Liverpool captain.
England should improve the mentality
Henderson realized if you want to succeed in a major tournament not only need technical problems but also non-technical like mental. But Sunderland’s academy product wants to focus first to ensure England qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Henderson said: “We will definitely think about it but for now we will undergo the next few games to qualify. We have spoken together as a squad and our target is to be the number one team in the world. No matter how long it takes, we do not know it. ”
“Hopefully we can do it faster, I know it will take time. But I feel we have a lot of players, a large number of players who have a lot of talent, “he added.
“First and foremost, we have to get there [the World Cup]. And once we were there, our mentality had to change and we had to develop into a better team. ”
“Obviously, we know our performance in the European Cup is not good enough and our World Cup is very disappointing, it’s a big challenge but I feel we are ready,” he concluded.
As a team, England does have a full set of star players, such as Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli they now have. But they seem to need more luck and champion mentality to be successful in major tournaments. (Source: Four Four Two)