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SAVE THOSE SAVES!

Posted on 23 June 2006  - 12:00

Paul Robinson admits he would be quite happy not to make another save for the rest of the World Cup.

Paul Robinson admits he would be quite happy not to make another save for the rest of the World Cup.

England's number one produced an excellent tip onto the crossbar during a dominant spell by Sweden in the final Group B game in Cologne on Tuesday.

Robbo could do little about Sweden's goals from set-pieces as the game ended in a 2-2 draw - enough for England to top the group.

He will be in action again on Sunday when Sven Goran Eriksson's men take on Ecuador in the second round in Stuttgart, kick-off 4pm. Aaron Lennon, Michael Carrick and Jermaine Jenas will also be hoping to feature.

"I only had the one save to make against Sweden when I pushed the ball onto the bar which is very pleasing," Robbo told thefa.com. "If they would have scored at that stage it would have been tough for us.

"I am there to do my job when called upon and hopefully I won’t be needed throughout the World Cup. I hope we can get to the final and I won’t have to make another save.

"We are pleased to have won the group and have been reasonably pleased with the way we have played.

"I still don’t think we have reached top gear yet. But we have won the group and not played well. Ecuador was the game we wanted in the second round."