England have faced plenty of criticism ahead of their trip to Basle.
England captain Wayne Rooney believes his side are well equipped to go to Switzerland and get a result in their first Euro 2016 qualifier, Goal.com reports.
Monday’s game against the Swiss will almost certainly be England’s toughest test on the road to France. Their preparation for the game hasn’t been perfect with their performance in the friendly against Norway being roundly criticised.
Despite this, Rooney says that the Three Lions are determined to succeed and are in good shape to go to Basle and get a result against the Swiss.
“There is the determination [to succeed],” the Manchester United man told reporters. “We’re a tight-knit group and we’re working hard together to get the best out of each other.
“We’ve got a lot of quality in the team and it’s about that quality coming together.
“It’s a nice game to play in. It’s probably the most difficult game of the group and we want to do well and come out of it with a good result. We are ready.”
The two sides did meet in qualification for Euro 2012 with the Three Lions coming away from Switzerland with a 3-1 victory before drawing 2-2 at Wembley.
Despite winning in their last trip to Basle, Rooney said that previous results have no bearing on Monday’s match.
”Four years ago was a long time ago,” he argued. “It was a completely different team and we have to look to the future. There’s no point looking back – it was a good result and good performance four years ago but we’re focused on [Monday] and that game is irrelevant.”
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