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We're after win - Daws

Posted on 18 June 2010  - 12:00

Michael Dawson insists only a win will do for England against Algeria in the World Cup tonight.

Michael Dawson insists only a win will do for England against Algeria in the World Cup tonight.

The defender admitted there was disappointment in the camp after opening the tournament with a 1-1 draw against the USA on Saturday.

However, ‘Daws' agrees with the general opinion that England should have won that match and he expects the Three Lions to push on against the African side in Cape Town, kicking-off at 7.30pm.

"It was a shame we couldn't make it a winning start but it just wasn't to be," reflected Daws in an exclusive interview with us from South Africa earlier in the week.

"We now have a big game on Friday and we need a win.

"We're all looking forward to it. We should have won against the US. We're all disappointed we didn't but we all knew it would be a tight game, the first game in the tournament.

"There are positives to come out of it as well and we're all looking to Friday now."

Daws is likely to start on the bench again with Jamie Carragher set to get the nod to start alongside John Terry in central defence.

Nevertheless, he's loving every minute of the tournament experience having been called back into the squad following injury to Rio Ferdinand.

"It would have been better to have got that call under different circumstances and I was gutted for Rio, but to be here is great," he said.

"It's fantastic from my point of view and I just hope I get the chance to get out there and play in a World Cup."