Under-21s Coach Steve Wigley points to the great team spirit ahead of the Euros
England v Italy
UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Group A match
7.30pm (BST), Wednesday 5 June 2013
Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv
Live on Sky Sports
England Under-21s coach Steve Wigley says the morale in the Young Lions camp will play a big part in their opening game of Euro 2013 and beyond.
Stuart Pearce's team travel down to Tel Aviv on Wednesday evening to face Italy as the tournament kicks off, and are feeling relaxed and ready with the excitement building.
Speaking to Sky Sports News outside the team hotel, Wigley admits he expects an extremely hard game against the Italians but believes England are capable of anything in Israel.
He said: "The morale is very good. We've been together as a group, the boys that are here got us into the tournament.
"We've got a great team spirit and some real characters in the group and that is what will be needed for the duration."
The former Nottingham Forest winger continued: "Italy are one of the best teams in the tournament with an unbelievable record in tournament football.
"For me it could be the toughest game of the whole campaign. We will have to be at our best but we're confident."
He added: "The staff have been together for four campaigns and we have that feeling, we've been here before and if we can just get the lads on that starting line in the right frame of mind and confident, we can do anything in this tournament."