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The Barcelona youngster is confident of a win against Stuart Pearce's side, claiming that his side only know of the absent Micah Richards and Jack Wilshere from the Three Lions

Spain Under-21 star Thiago Alcantara has stated that his side are set to outplay their English counterparts when the teams meet on Sunday, and that he has not heard of his opposition players.

Stuart Pearce's side are without a couple of regular players, and the Barcelona youngster has stated that his side do not know the rest of the team they will be facing.

"The only ones we really know are Jack Wilshere and Micah Richards, but they are not here," the 20-year-old is quoted as saying in the Guardian.

"That is good news for us because they are good players. Richards is a very good defender, while Wilshere is probably the best footballer in the whole team. The fact they will not be playing against us is a positive thing for us. We've not really heard of any of the other players."

Luis Milla's side will include a host of La Liga regulars, including David De Gea and Juan Mata, and the Italian born midfielder feels the side will be too good for England.

"We expect to play well and win because we play the better football. We are very technical and pass the ball more, whereas the England team are very direct," the midfielder concluded.

Alcantara's side go into the tournament in Denmark as favourites, and are in Group B along with Czech Republic and Ukraine.

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