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Gus relishing Brazil crunch

Posted on 20 June 2002  - 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).

Gus Poyet says England's crunch encounter with Brazil will be one of the best games of the World Cup - played out between two of the three strongest teams left in the competition.

Our Uruguayan livewire reasons that England, Brazil, Spain and he later added Germany to the list are the powerhouses remaining in the last eight. The fact that two of them have been paired together gives us a quarter-final treat to relish on Friday.

"It will be one of the best games in this World Cup," insists Gus. "If you look at the last eight teams, England with Brazil along with Spain are the strongest from my point of view.

"You can put Germany in there as well, because you know Germany in the World Cup will probably get through to the semi-finals at least.

"It will be nice to watch the game because they play with totally different systems. England play with consistency, are playing well and will be waiting for a special moment.

"On the other side with Brazil, you never know what they are going to do because they can do so many different things.

"It is a very nice prospect, very nice. For English football it will be great if England can win this game and go through."

Gus warns that Ronaldo looks restored to his former glory and that the game is a huge challenge for England to overcome.

"Ronaldo is probably back to his best, he is always there at the right moment, scoring goals nearly every game along with Rivaldo. It will tough, very tough.

"If it was hard in the group and hard in the next round - now is the quarter-finals and England have to expect a very, very difficult game."

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