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EDGAR SUSPECTS

Posted on 5 June 2006  - 12:00

Edgar Davids suspects Holland can provide a World Cup surprise in Germany when the tournament gets underway.

Edgar Davids suspects Holland can provide a World Cup surprise in Germany when the tournament gets underway.

Coach Marco Van Basten went for the relatively untried when he made his squad selection, leaving out the vast experience of the likes of Edgar, Clarence Seedorf, Roy Makaay and Patrick Kluivert.

Responding to the suggestion that the current crop of Dutch players will not be so well known to the footballing public outside of Holland, Edgar suggested this might not be the case when the competition gets going.

"That is how you start a new cycle - maybe in a couple of years time you will know these players!" he stated, before reflecting on his own exclusion from the squad.

"It was a big disappointment, but I have played in the World Cup already and I can tell you it is a beautiful experience. I am happy I have had that experience and I am hoping that the lads do well and win."

While nominating the usual suspects to do well in Germany, Edgar added that the England midfield could well be key to a successful World Cup for England and hopes that Michael Carrick will be among their number.

"I think the obvious countries - Brazil, France, Argentina, England, while Holland could be one of the outsiders who can surprise everybody.

"England. Why not? They have the strongest midfield players. It is one thing to have players with energy to get up and down, but it is another to have players who can score so easily when they get in the box. That is a blessing.

"If Michael is the holding player he can feed them and they can have the benefit of his passing.

"He is ready for it."