England manager Gareth Southgate has said that his squad should head into next summer’s World Cup aiming to win every game, despite past struggles.

The draw for the group stage is taking place taking place in Russia later on Friday (16:00 CET), but while the 47-year-old admitted that many players are yet to peak, he said fans would not accept negativity heading into the finals.

"We've got to attempt to win each game, be as prepared as we can be, and see how far we can go.

"Of course, a lot of these players are going to peak in two to four years' time, but we can't just write off the tournament. I don't think anyone in England would accept that.”

The Three Lions have perennially underachieved, with their last victory in a knockout tournament game coming at the 2006 World Cup against Ecuador, while they were eliminated from Euro 2016 by Iceland.

With England in pot two for the 2018 draw, a nightmare scenario for Southgate would include being pitted against world champions Germany, or Brazil, with being drawn in Group A against the hosts Russia probably the most straightforward on paper.