England duo 'have exchange of words in training' as tempers boil over ahead of Slovenia showdown

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England duo Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier had an 'exchange of words in training' ahead of Tuesday's clash with Slovenia

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway


Published: 23/06/2024

- 10:52

Updated: 23/06/2024

- 11:12

Gareth Southgate's men appear to be feeling the pressure out in Germany as they prepare for Tuesday's Euro 2024 showdown

England duo Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier had a brief row during training ahead of Tuesday night's showdown with Slovenia, reports say.

The Three Lions have been poor at the tournament so far, despite picking up four points from a possible six to top their Euro 2024 group.


England were disappointing in their 1-0 win over Serbia on matchday one, with Jude Bellingham scoring the only goal of the game.

And they were poor in their 1-1 draw with Denmark on Tuesday, with Gareth Southgate's side tactically outclassed as they secured a vital point.

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England duo Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier had an 'exchange of words in training' ahead of Tuesday's clash with Slovenia

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England players have insisted the mood in the camp is 'positive', despite pressure rising ahead of their return to action.

Yet The Sun suggest more team bonding may be required after tempers boiled over during Saturday's training session.

There was reportedly an 'exchange of words' between Walker and Trippier, who have both started each of England's two games at the tournament so far.

They had been laughing and joking before Walker said something that Trippier took exception to.

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The Newcastle star stood with his arms out and also had a look of anger on his face, with Phil Foden 'stepping in to play peacemaker'.

The report says both players were 'all smiles again' soon after.

England will be expected to produce a better performance than against Denmark during their clash with Slovenia.

Though they're virtually through to the knockout stages of the competition already, a point would confirm their involvement in the next round of the competition.

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However, should England lose or draw, the doom and gloom mood around the country will only increase.

Walker, meanwhile, fronted up to the media in the wake of Thursday's disappointing result at the Frankfurt Arena.

And the Manchester City star downplayed concerns over their performances so far, insisting the 1-1 draw against Denmark was down to it simply being 'tournament football'.

The right-back said: "I think it's tournament football.

"This is a good Denmark team. We're top of the group so let's try to take a positive from this game.

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England star Phil Foden was forced to play peacemaker in training with tempers boiling over ahead of Slovenia Euro 2024 clash

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However, should England lose or draw, the doom and gloom mood around the country will only increase.

Walker, meanwhile, fronted up to the media in the wake of Thursday's disappointing result at the Frankfurt Arena.

And the Manchester City star downplayed concerns over their performances so far, insisting the 1-1 draw against Denmark was down to it simply being 'tournament football'.

The right-back said: "I think it's tournament football.

"This is a good Denmark team. We're top of the group so let's try to take a positive from this game.

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England defender Kyle Walker has called for perspective after his side's Euro 2024 draw with Denmark

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"Not at all. The manager wants us to play free, attacking football," he said.

"Sometimes in tournament football you have to manage the game. It's tough when you come to these grounds, hostile environments.

"We're top of the group so let's move on."

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