England captain Steven Gerrard has insisted that coach Roy Hodgson has helped to build a "fantastic" team spirit at international level.
Gerrard believes that Hodgson has created a calmer atmosphere by giving experienced players space to relax.
He told The Sun: "It's down to the manager and the staff creating the atmosphere to work in.
"He's showing the players a lot of respect and trust, giving us down-time to relax and treating us like adults. We're not hiding anything. There are no cliques or secret fall-outs.
"We've got a fantastic team spirit and the atmosphere is really good at the moment."
Gerrard is one of five players expected to get a recall to England's starting XI in Podgorica tonight.