According to James Milner, England must not have an excuse when they perform poorly in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and blame on their preparations. Milner who is a midfielder of Manchester City praised the England boss Roy Hodgson for his attention to the team.
This was during the press conference that was held when the England squad landed in Miami for a serious training session camp. Most of the players in Hodgson’s 23 man squad were affected by the weather which forced them to carry out their training indoors.
Milner however said that they needed to adapt to the humid and hot weather conditions before they head to the South of Brazil where they will be playing Italy in their opening match.
On Wednesday this week, England will play Ecuador and later on Saturday face Honduras which are all friendly matches geared at preparing the squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Amazonian city of Manaus is the place where England will play their first match of the upcoming summer tournament. Milner said it’s due to the weather conditions in Manaus that they are in Miami for training sessions.
He says that they have used several methods and layers to help them adapt to the weather condition that awaits them. Milner during an interview said that they have more than prepared for the first game. He terms the preparations they have done as the perfect one.
Milner said that in their squad there are approximately 6 players who have the experience of international tournament and have the obligation to guide the young players within the 23 man squad.
He said that with the professional feel that every player is having, they as a team are ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Milner said that they have turned all the stones and they will use the upcoming two friendly matches to sharpen their skills even more.