The England captain Steven Gerrard has denied that there are any divisions in the squad over the reported differences between John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and his brother Anton.
Asked whether there are any divides in the England squad over the reported disagreement between John Terry and Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard said:
It's false, it's false. We're united, we're together and we're all after the same thing and that's to win. We'll make sure there are no divides and we'll make sure that there are no divides because it's something that we don't need.
He was referring to rumours that Rio Ferdinand was left out of the squad due to his differences with Terry over the latter's alleged insult to Rio's brother Anton Ferdinand.
The England captain Steven Gerrard has said he hopes the team will perform better than at the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
All we can do is give it our best shot ... and try and perform at a better level than we did in South Africa.
The England captain Steven Gerrard is speaking to reporters ahead of the team's first friendly against Norway on Saturday. He has described Roy Hodgson as a "top manager".