England star Eric Dier has urged his team-mates to learn their lessons from Euro 2016 as they try to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
New England boss Sam Allardyce will take charge of his first game in Slovakia on Sunday for the side’s first qualifying game.
The match comes just three months after the Three Lions were dumped out of the European Championship in embarrassing fashion by Iceland.
England just scraped through their group after beating Wales but Roy Hodgson was eventually forced to resign after his team’s disappointing campaign.
Dier and his team-mates qualified for the Euros with a 100 per cent record and they are expected to do the same for the World Cup, and you back them to top Group F using your free bet.
However, Dier insists the players must make sure the same mistakes are not made again.
He told Sky Sports: “You don’t want to wipe away the history but it is a fresh start for everyone.
“There is a new manager and he is going to have different opinions and different views. Everyone is going to have to prove themselves again and I’m no exception.”
On the Iceland defeat, Dier added: “It was a very bad day for everybody involved, for the whole country and every football fan in England.
“When you make mistakes and things don’t go well, the best you can do is learn from them. You have to learn from the negatives and that was a big negative. If you don’t learn from them then you are a bit stupid.”