sport news Ruud Gullit: England must do better with players they have

World Cup fever has started to fully kick in after the group stage draw was completed on Friday in Russia.

After the conclusion of the draw, Sportsmail spoke to Ruud Gullit as the 55-year-old gave us his views on some of the favourites for the tournament, as well as the situation back home in Holland.

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Sportsmail caught up with Ruud Gullit on Friday after the conclusion of the World Cup draw

Sportsmail caught up with Ruud Gullit on Friday after the conclusion of the World Cup draw

Gullit spoke about some of the favourites for the World Cup, as well as his country Holland

Gullit spoke about some of the favourites for the World Cup, as well as his country Holland

ENGLAND

They simply must do better with the players they have. My advice would be that it’s not important to play well, it’s important to win. During the group stage, just grow into the tournament, don’t be precious about playing brilliantly. were at their worst in the group at Spain ’82, then they beat Brazil and Argentina and won the World Cup. England need to be more clinical and more cynical. The big danger is that their players are exhausted. Premier League teams play towards a climax and then their bodies switch off. It takes time to recharge for a World Cup and it will not always happen in three weeks.

England must simply do better with the players that they have at their disposal

England must simply do better with the players that they have at their disposal

FRANCE

My favourites. Look at the talent — they are the best team by

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