Blair having a ball

Blair Turgott is loving life at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Mexico - on and off the pitch.

The West Ham United youngster completed the full 90 minutes as England kicked-off their challenge with a 2-0 Group C victory over Rwanda in Pachuca on Sunday.

With Canada next up at the same venue, the Young Lions took a break from training to visit the world-famous Teotihuacan ruins.

The 17-year-old spoke to direct from England's training base ahead of Wednesday's second group-stage fixture. Concentrating first on the victory over Rwanda, Turgott explained how he and his team-mates had left nothing to chance in the build-up to their clash with the African side.

"We were pleased with the victory and to be fair we put in a good performance and I thought we controlled the game," he said.

"In a tournament like this, getting off to a good start is everything as we now have something that we can build on going forward.

"Before the game we watched a lot of clips of the opposition and that was good because we got an insight in to them. The coaches kept banging the message into us not to take them lightly and that if we kept playing our football and being patient we would get our rewards and I think that's what definitely happened - we wore them down.

"I was happy to get the full 90 under my belt and thought I put in a good performance. It was a great team performance from the lads, especially as we were playing in front of a big crowd.

"We are just looking forward to the next game now against Canada on Wednesday, where hopefully the lads can put in another solid performance."

It has not been all hard work for England's youngsters, though.

John Peacock's squad and coaching staff - including the FA's Head of National Teams and former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence - travelled into the Basin of Mexico to visit the historic Teotihuacan ruins and pyramids - an Aztec settlement dating from 100 BC.

"There has been a good vibe around the camp, to be fair, leading up to the game," Turgott confirmed.

"Ray Clemence has been here with his experience and that is definitely a good factor because you can talk to him at any time.

"We did go to the pyramids which was nice. They were in nice surroundings and I got some nice photos. Everywhere we went on the site, people were trying to sell us things, but it was definitely good for us to have that bit of sightseeing to help us to relax."

Live action and highlights from the FIFA Under-17 World Cup are being screened on British Eurosport.