June 12, 2010
Well overall I'm not too unhappy with 1-1 for a couple of reasons.
1) The US are better than everyone, certainly in the UK was giving them credit for.Â They've beaten Spain and took Brazil to the limit recently.Â They're 2nd favourites in the group so our fate is still in our own hands.
2) The reason it was 1-1 was due to an individual howler, something you cannot legislate for.Â Aside from that and the US's breakaway where Green redeemed himself somewhat I think no-one could have complained if England had won converting one of their 2nd half chances.Â
I think Heskey played very well
Rooney improved towards the end of the game
Gerrard and Lampard were fine if unspectacular
SWP doesn't belong in an England shirt.Â He has no vision, very little skill and there are just much better players out there in his position.Â He used to be something special, he hasn't developed.Â This should be the last tournament we see him take any part in until he grows up as a player.
Green: What can you say?Â I'd be pissed at a 10-year old conceding a goal like that
Milner: I heard he wasn't 100% so he can be slightly excused but that was pretty embarrassing.