'We believe' says Henderson

13 June 2018 14:02:18 EST

Jordan Henderson suggests that England have got 'high expectations' going into World Cup 2018 as they have 'good players' in their squad.

Gareth Southgate's squad have arrived in Russia ahead of Monday's Group G opener against Tunisia.

Henderson, who missed out on captaining his country this summer after Harry Kane got the honour, is battling with Tottenham's Eric Dier to win the nod for a starting place as holding midfielder.

The Liverpool skipper says the England squad is confident on their hopes going into World Cup 2018, which they are 12/1 to win.

We believe we can do well in the competition, but it is up to us to go and show that.

Jordan Henderson

"We've got high expectations because we believe we have got good players," Henderson said in a BBC interview.

"We believe we can do well in the competition, but it is up to us to go and show that on the pitch, keep working the way we have been and then you never know what can happen."

Choosing between Henderson and Dier may be one of the crunch calls for Southgate in Monday's opener against Tunisia in Volgograd. The former says they are getting on well as game-time approaches with competition for place rife amongst the 23-man panel.

"We get on well. I get on well with Eric. He's a great lad, he's a fantastic player," Henderson said of the Spurs midfielder.

"It's not just me and him fighting for places, it's the whole team."

England are 1/2 to beat Tunisia, who are 15/2, while the draw is priced at 16/5 for the World Cup 2018 tussle.

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