Green looks for seventh heaven
Sunday, 07 June, 2009
After the win in Kazakhstan, Rob Green now has his sights on Andorra.
Kazakhstan 0-4 England
2010 FIFA World Cup Group 6 Qualifier
4pm (BST) Saturday 6 June 2009
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Rob Green graced his first Senior start for England with a clean sheet in the 4-0 victory over Kazakhstan in Almaty and immediately set his focus on getting another win over Andorra on Wednesday.
Green earned his third England cap in the Central Stadium and was only called into action on a couple of occasions, not least in the first half when the hosts pressed England high up the pitch, but after the game he spoke of his joy at starting a game for his country.
“It’s been an ambition and a dream and to get it done and have the memories of winning is more than pleasing,” he said.
“It was a difficult game, but one we’ve come through with a good result. Maybe not the greatest of performances, but one we’ll take,” he continued. “We kept chances down to a minimum, but we knew there would be a storm to ride and we’ve done that.”
Indeed, after surviving an early scare in the opening minute when Sergey Ostapenko almost gave Kazakhstan the lead, England scored two goals in each half to make it six wins from six in their bid to qualify for next year’s World Cup.
“I don’t think there’s anyone in the side that would come away and say they’ve had their best game,” admitted Green, “but we’ve got the win. It shows the importance of getting a result when you’re not at your fluid best.”
Next up for England is Andorra at Wembley Stadium and Green already has his mind set on victory.
“Coming away with seven wins out of seven is the next focus and if we win on Wednesday we know we will be a long way ahead of the rest of the group and we’ll know that we’ve done our job over the last ten days.”