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Dream day for Michael

Posted on 30 May 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Michael Carrick says he'll never forget listening to the national anthems before his full debut for England in America on Saturday.

The midfielder made his first start and performed well in a 90-minute stint in his third senior international as England beat the USA 2-1 in Chicago.

He'll hope to make it four caps when Sven Goran Eriksson's men take on Colombia in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Michael said: "It was great to be back again with England. The best part was the start, standing out there as part of the team for the national anthems.

"I've never experienced that before and having my family in the crowd as well was a nice touch and it was something I'll never forget.

"I think the experiences I've had and being in and around the England squad before helped me an awful lot. It wasn't such a big jump on Saturday after having a couple of substitute appearances before.

"The atmosphere all week has also been more relaxed then it would be in a qualifying match situation and the lads have responded to that and just went out there and expressed themselves against the United States."

Jermain Defoe, a substitute on Saturday, may also play more of a part against Colombia on Tuesday, kick-off 9.02pm UK.