VIDEO: 'We've moved on'
Tuesday, 22 June, 2010
England defender says focus is firmly on Wednesday.
Watch the full interview with Matthew Upson by clicking here.
Part two of the interview is available here.
Matthew Upson revealed today that any fallout from last week’s draw with Algeria is firmly out of mind in the England camp, with the focus now firmly set on Wednesday’s clash with Slovenia.
The England defender, who is set to start the final Group C game, spoke to FATV ahead of the squad’s trip to Nelson Mandela Bay and spoke of how the players have quickly moved on from the disappointment of the result and are now ready to go all out for a win on Wednesday and a place in the last 16 of the competition.
"We were disappointed after the game but we had some spare time the following day in Cape Town and we all went off and had a bit of reflection on what happened,” he explained.
"But with football, you have to put that behind you and we have to move on to the next game, which comes very quickly.
"You can't dwell and as a group, we have to move on and I think we've done that.
"It's out of the system and it's all down to the game on Wednesday.”
England know that a victory in their final group match will secure progress to the Second Round and the knock-out stages and whilst Upson believes that everyone was disappointed with last Friday’s outcome, the mindset is now about improving on a personal and team level to get a good result.
"We need to get the best out of ourselves, as individuals and as a team,” added the West Ham United man.
"We need to make sure we're in the right frame of mind, let it flow and let it happen.”
Watch the full interview now, as Upson sends his own message to the supporters and speaks about his experience and attitude towards the World Cup.