Upson retains full confidence in Green
Wednesday, 16 June, 2010
Centre-back has total faith in West Ham team-mate.
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Matthew Upson believes Robert Green will bounce back from his mistake in England's 1-1 draw with the USA last Saturday.
And the centre-back is adamant England are not feeling the pressure and are fully confident of living up to expectations in South Africa.
Fabio Capello's men face Algeria in Cape Town on Friday knowing victory would take them a step closer to the last 16. And Upson says Green will have recovered from the slip that allowed Clint Dempsey to cancel out Steven Gerrard's early goal in Rustenburg.
"Is Robert ready to play? One hundred per cent," said Upson, when asked about his West Ham team-mate.
"I think he's handled the mistake really well. It's happened but at the moment he is totally focused.
"We don't feel any extra pressure because I think every game is high pressure if you play for England in a World Cup. If we relax and play our football I think we'll do a good job."