Despite Roy Hodgson announcing a youthful and inexperienced 23-man squad, the Arsenal forward is confident the Three Lions can impress during the summer tournamentAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain says England are going to the World Cup looking to win rather than use it as a "stepping stone" for the future.
Roy Hodgson has selected a youthful and inexperienced 23-man squad - including the likes of Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling - but that does not worry the Arsenal forward.
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"There are some new boys coming into the squad and hopefully this is something special," he told The Sun. "To do well at a new competition, you need a lot of good performances.
"We are going there with the belief we can do well and believe we can win it. We are not going there as a young team thinking this is a stepping stone.
"We are going there to win. We know it will be difficult and there will be a lot of very good teams in Brazil.
"All of us in the squad feel as though we deserve to be there and now we want to keep playing a part for England."
England begin their World Cup preparations with a friendly against Peru at Wembley on Friday, and will face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in their group at the finals.