"When can we say 'can you check the TV?' Because we had the referees meeting and if we do put that forward to them and he doesn't agree, he can show us the yellow".
Gareth Southgate's side beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game but missed a series of first-half chances and needed a stoppage-time victor from captain Harry Kane to secure the three points.
We could have just gone about our day normally, said hello and gone for dinner at the training ground.
"Obviously any time, if we were to give the opposition the opportunity of having our team it's a disadvantage to us".
Sterling is playing in his second World Cup in Russian Federation and featured in England's opening 2-1 win over Group G rivals Tunisia on Monday. "I likened them to Manchester City in terms of how they like to try and play football and move the ball around fast".
The Red Devils were kept at bay in a niggly first half before Dries Mertens opened the scoring within seconds of the re-start. "In the World Cup, maybe not". It is a squad of 23 names on the sheet, the next sheet has different players in different positions because we swap people in and swap people out.More news: Starbucks to close 150 USA cafes to combat slowing growth
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"That bought us more pressure because we were able to get more set plays into their box, so I thought the movement of the front four and the two boys that came on was a real problem for them".
"I feel they need to worry about us more than we need to worry about them".
Knowing the physical challenge ahead, fellow defender Harry Maguire wants England to keep their cool in the face of any potential provocation.
England's Fabian Delph is ready to miss a World Cup match to be at the birth of his third child.
"Sometimes you're in hard spots as players where form's not right and he's got a hard decision to make whether "should I play him or not".
The 33-year-old has also gotten off to a flyer at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, with the Portugal captain having scored four goals in his first two games for his country.