The Three Lions can't wait for tomorrow night's game, according to skipper David
The Three Lions can't wait for tomorrow night's game, according to skipper David Beckham. He and the rest of Sven's men are relishing the opportunity to challenge the World Cup bronze medalists.
The crucial Euro 2004 qualifier against Turkey is a vital match if England are to earn an automatic place in Portugal next summer, and Beckham, who hit England's second goal in Liechtenstein on Saturday, says that he and the rest of Sven's men are relishing the opportunity to challenge the World Cup bronze medalists.
"Everyone loves the big games," said the midfielder, who has enjoyed his share of success in them.
"It's fair enough playing in the games like the Liechtenstein game, it's still an important game, very important game, but for me and for all the other players, everyone loves the big games.
"That's the way I like it and that's the way the team likes it."
With a confident grin he added: "Everyone is looking forward to it."
"We've had some big games since (the Brazil game) but none as big as this one.
"It's the biggest game of the group, especially for us - they've been playing well. They're top of the group and they've got nothing to lose.
"We said that at the start of the week - everyone was talking about the Turkey game being the big one and we're all up for it."
And Beckham also feels that the passionate support in Sunderland can provide a huge boost to the team as they look for three points: "Everyone knows what the fans are like here," he said.
"They're up for every game whether it's an England game or a Sunderland-Newcastle game."
"The fans are football-mad here and that's going to be the good thing about tomorrow."
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ENGLAND v TURKEY
WEDNESDAY APRIL 2nd
EURO 2004 QUALIFIER IN SUNDERLAND