England Under-21s defender Steven Caulker spoke to fans via Twitter @FA
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
Steven Caulker says there is a strong belief in the England Under-21s squad that they can win Euro 2013.
On the eve of their opening game against Italy in Tel Aviv, Caulker spoke to fans via the official FA Twitter
and said he is confident the Three Lions can take the trophy home.
The Tottenham Hotspur defender has played a major part in Stuart Pearce's side helping them win nine consecutive games without conceding a goal.
And he told England fans he is feeling very confident ahead of the Euro 2013 kick-off.
"We're going into the tournament believing we can win," he said. "We have a great squad in depth and we are more than confident we can go home with the trophy.
"We have a solid defence, regardless who plays; we have a good team shape, we work on that a lot duing training and it shows that on the pitch.
"Our record speaks for itself as far as conceding goals. We have that belief, our confidence is up and we hope to carry that forward to the tournament.
“There is a lot of excitement and anticipation for the game against Italy. We’re looking forward to getting started”
Caulker answered an array of questions and also revealed who is a nightmare room mate, who the best player he's played with is and who his toughest Premier League opponent has been.
You can see what he said in the FATV media player or read the full transcription of his Twit-Chat below.
@CallumBaughan What do you think your chances of winning the tournament are?
We go into every game with the belief that we can win. We have a great squad and feel we can win the tournament.
@Scanny9 How fit does the squad look after the long season?
We've had a good nine days training to acclimatise and everyone's looking and feeling sharp. We're excited about the game tomorrow.
@Master98Ben As an England international, do you think this is the strongest Under-21 team?
The qualifying campaign has been great and I feel our record speaks for itself. We have a great team with a lot of experience!
@SamTheGooner How are you and the lads finding it in Israel?
We've settled in really well and are fortunate enough to be in a nice hotel which allows us to relax and prepare for the game
@AllAboutCity Who's the hardest player you have had to mark in a Premier League game?
I would have to say Aguero. Being a lot smaller than me he's quick and skilful
@Deller97 How do you feel your first season in the senior Spurs team went?
Like every season it has it's ups and down but I was happy to make a breakthrough and find my feet amongst the first team
@Hutagaol94 What does it take to be a solid defender?
Being young I am still learning the game but looking at the greats I would say positioning and communication are key!
@Libero_Football How important is first team football for players at your age?
V important as playing in front of a crowd is something you're not use to at a young age, so gaining experience is vital!
@loydy12 Do you think these bunch of players can become the world's best in the future?
Without doubt we have talented guys both in the squad and at home!
@JamesHillSeeks What is the feeling around the England U21s camp at the moment?
I would say there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for the big kick off tomorrow!
@BillyOliverBond Who's the best player you've ever played with?
After the season he's had I would have to say Bale!
@ViewsOfAKopite Who's the best team you've played against this season and why?
The 4-2 loss to Chelsea at the start of season was most challenging due to their fantastic movement and speed of play upfront!
@eth____ Who do you think will be the other team in the Final, apart from you obviously?
I would like to see us up against Spain! But firstly we have to ensure we do our job in getting there, but we are confident!
That's me done for the day got to shoot off for dinner! Thanks for all your questions and support we all hope to do you proud!
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