Kieran Trippier: Three Lions can beat anyone


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Defender Kieran Tripper insists England can beat anyone as they prepare to face Spain in their UEFA Nations League match this weekend.

The Three Lions will take on their European rivals in their first ever Nations League game, just months after finishing fourth at the World Cup in Russia.

There is a renewed confidence around the England set-up ahead of the European Championship in 2020 and Trippier insists his team have learned some lessons.

While England excelled, Spain disappointed and only reached the last 16 to Russia.

They have now replaced interim boss Fernando Hierro with Luis Enrique and Trippier admits England cannot wait for the meeting at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.

He told reporters: “On our day I’d back ourselves to beat anybody but it wasn’t meant to be, we got beaten in the (World Cup) semi-final.

“I watched the final, wishing, hoping that we were there and I was gutted that we weren’t. But we’re happy with the journey we went on and it’s a good step to the future for us.

“We want to play against the best. Spain will be a good test for us. Spain are certainly one of the best teams in the world. We’re looking forward to it. We’re all just ready for Saturday now.”

England are the slight favourites at odds of 2.70, while the draw is 3.00. Spain will be looking to prove a point this weekend and they are 2.75 to grab the victory at England’s national stadium.



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