Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier expects this week’s clash between England and Wales at Euro 2016 to be more like a Premier League match.
Dier netted what looked like being the winner for England in the clash with Russia on Saturday night but Vasili Berezutskiâ€™s stoppage-time equaliser meant they had to settle for a draw.
Next up for England is Wales on Thursday and Dier and his team-mates know England need to get a win but also know it will not be easy against a Welsh side packed with English-based players.
“Obviously thereâ€™s a lot to this game,” Dier said.
“I think it might be a bit less like an international game and a bit more of an English game, especially with the players involved. It might be a bit different to all the other games youâ€™ve seen in the tournament, so I think thatâ€™s good for the spectators as well. Itâ€™s a massive game for them and for us, for many different reasons. Everyone is going to look forward to it.
“The underdogs are always up for it, always wanting to prove a point and that makes it even harder for the favourites. If we are the favourites we need to be even more well-prepared and more ready for it because theyâ€™ll be desperate to do their best, after the result they had [against Slovakia] as well.”