"It's hard to look beyond the World Cup".
Gareth Southgate and his players, along with the entire Football Association entourage, have been briefed by a team of experts from Government Communications Headquarters and warned they will be seen as soft targets unless they take stringent measures to improve their online security.
Asked to sum up his own feelings about coaching his country on the biggest stage of all, he added: "I'm a very proud Englishman and I've said before that to play for my country was my only goal as a kid".
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"I would be surprised if the majority of players did not say the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world".
"That's not just me being obviously slightly biased because I worked with him at Sunderland and Everton, but everyone at Everton saw him as the best and most consistent performer in the entire season".
Iceland will be making their first appearance at this year's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation where they are drawn in Group D with Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia.
It comes after the Three Lions spoke to injured servicemen from the Royal Marines in a bid to put the pressure of the World Cup into perspective. "I would love to win everything with Tottenham, but for me personally the World Cup outweighs them all".
"It was always an England kit for me", he said, "rather than a club shirt. Whenever you're in an England shirt you have an opportunity to make history".
"He's an old head on young shoulders, he does so many good things and he's so consistent", Allardyce said.