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Kasey backing for England

Posted on 6 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).

Kasey Keller says he can see no reason why England cannot secure a great result against Argentina on Friday.

He says Group F is too close to call and feels it could come down to a moment of magic, a wonder goal, an own goal or a goalkeeping error to determine which teams progress.

Kasey saw England's opener against Sweden and came to the same conclusion as just about every other observer.

"I did see the England game. I'll be as English cliche as possible and say it really was a game of two halves...

"I thought England looked very well organised and very confident in the first half and in the second half Sweden became the dominent force. I think a draw was a fair result on the day.

"I don't think there is any question that England don't have a great chance against Argentina. They looked good, but they didn't look invincible and I think England are fine.

"It is obviously a tough game and I think even a draw would be a very good result if they go on and beat Nigeria and get five points to go through to the next round.

"It's one tough group man, it's one tough group. That odd goal is going to be the key and who is going to score that? Whose goalkeeper is going to make a mistake? Which defender is going to put an own goal in? Which forward is going to score a wonder goal to put their team through? That's what it's going to take, an odd goal."

Kasey adds that he feels Teddy Sheringham should certainly play a part at some stage of Friday's crunch encounter.

"I can definitely see that. I think it was a little bit difficult for him (Eriksson), especially late in the game when they needed to keep the ball up front a little bit.

"Owen and Vassell are two great, young fast players, but they lack a little bit of size.

"I think Ted could go in there and really be that good link between the forwards and the midfield."

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