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Ferdy on Owen

Posted on 5 September 2001  - 12:00

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Les Ferdinand says England sensation Michael Owen will have the world at his feet if he continues his goalscoring spree.

The livewire Liverpool striker has scored nine goals in seven games this season including Saturday’s memorable hat-trick in the 5-1 demolition of Germany.

Our hitman Les - at 35 incredbly 14 years Owen’s senior - was part of the England squad when the youngster burst onto the scene at France 98.

As Owen now prepares to face Albania, Les says it’s ‘frightening’ how good he could be.

“Michael’s going through one of those patches all strikers dream about,” said Les. “He’s done it before and he’s there again.

“Once you are in that mode it’s difficult to get out of. Everything he touches seems to hit the back of the net.

“That’s great for Liverpool and great for England at this moment in time.

“It’s frightening how could he be. He’s learning all the time and willing to learn - all he keeps saying is that he wants to learn, he’s 21 and he’s not there yet.

“He already has the experience to add to the talent he’s got. If he continues in the same vain the world is his oyster.”

Capped 17 times by England, Les insists it is vital Sven Goran Eriksson’s men move on from the German triumph and get the win against Albania.

“It was a fantastic performance in Germany,” he said. “The lads played well and deserved the victory.

“They’ve got Albania on Wednesday so let’s hope the victory in Germany is not in vain and we can go out and get the result.

“We sometimes go overboard in this country so it’s important the lads keep a level head, go out and get another result. If not, all that hard work in Germany will go to waste.”