Hurst is very confident about this year’s squad. Since he made the last score during the World Cup in 1966, he says that this is by far the best team he has known. He also is very confident that they’ll emerge winners because the players are young and very energetic. This is the likes of Dele. When the team touched down in Paris, the first thing that met were the stunning entrance in the magnificent city of Chantilly. The chateaux provide a very comfy and soothing atmosphere with its garden. The security is also very tight. Mayor Eric Woerth also commented by saying that the teams mood and composure was relaxed as they came in.
Horses and riders were the major scenes which met the squad at the reception. Hunting horns sounded loud welcoming the players and coaching staff. After relaxing, England will then have a match on Saturday. Due to the media frustration in 2014 World Cup they have had to install a very waterproof canvas screen so as to defend other closed session games.
There were other squads which came earlier than England. Northern Ireland arrived in France earlier than the rest of the squads. They landed in Loin on Sunday. They were escorted by many people; among them were local dignitaries who gave them warm welcome. They were later escorted by police to their hotel which is situated in Saint-Georges-de-Reneins. On Monday they held a training session. Michael O`Neill who`s the squads manager said that the players thought the hotel excellent for them. He concluded by saying that it couldn’t be any better and that it was indeed very brilliant.
Northern Ireland squad will continue with its training to refresh their game and expertise in their game. The squad will have a workout at the Stade de Nice on Saturday. This will be in preparation for their first match against Poland which will take place on Sunday. To make the players feel relaxed and comfy, pictures of their families have pinned on the walls in their rooms. This will make them have the ambience of their homes. After their defeat, Wales went back to their training base in Dinard. Sweden beat Wales 3-0.
Manager Chris Coleman was very implicated about the self satisfaction the squad had after wining against Sweden. This surprised him because out of seven, that was the only game they had won. Aaron Ramsey assured people that they would improve on their current formation in the coming match. Slovakia, England and Russia are some of the teams they`ll face in group B at Euro 2016.
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