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Carroll confident ahead of U21 finals

Posted on 9 June 2015  - 14:15

Tom Carroll goes into England Under-21s’ final friendly ahead of the UEFA U21 Finals brimming with confidence.


The midfielder is with team-mates Harry Kane and Alex Pritchard in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the showpiece event in Prague.

England take on Portugal, Sweden and Italy in their group, kicking-off against Portugal on Thursday week, June 18.

Before then, they face Belarus in a final preparation friendly at Barnsley’s Oakwell on Thursday (7.45pm) having beaten the Republic of Ireland 3-1 in a behind-closed-doors match at St George’s Park on Friday. Tom opened the scoring and both he and Alex played 58 minutes.

“I’m really looking forward to it and I think we’ve got a good chance, we’ve played some big teams, the likes of Portugal and Germany, and got results.

“Obviously they were only friendlies and now we’ve got the competition where it really matters but having those games and winning shows what we’re capable of.

“When you get to the finals stage of a tournament like this you know you are going to come up against top teams and top players but I think we can say the same, so that gives us a good chance.”