England warmed up for this summer's World Cup with a 1-0 win over the Netherlands last week. Despite that there remain reservations about Gareth Southgate's inexperienced squad.
Raheem Sterling is vying for a starting position ahead of Russia and speaking on BBC Radio today, urged the fans to get behind the team.
I feel sometimes there is too much negativity. I would love to hear some positive notes coming in, just to let the boys know everyone is behind them.
If you want your country to do well as everyone says, bring a positive light to it. Make the boys go off to the World Cup with a clear head, that everyone is behind them and everyone is with them, and trust me I think you would definitely see a better England. I think if we get behind those players, give them love, you wouldn't know how much that will help them, how much that would boost their confidence.
The Man City winger admitted the negative feedbeek fans have delivered his way when representing the national side can be hard to take. 'Obviously, it's disappointing when you put on a shirt and get negative feedback, but at the same time it's what the fans want to see, they want to see you perform well.'
England take on Italy in their next World Cup warm-up. In Russia, they are in a group with Tunisia, Panama and Belgium.