VIDEO: 'We want to perform'
Thursday, 28 July, 2011
Striker Michael Ngoo wants England to put on a show for Colombia.
by Nicholas Veevers in Medellin
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England U20s striker Michael Ngoo is hoping he can help repay the welcome the squad has received in Colombia by firing the Young Lions to success in the World Cup.
The Liverpool striker was at the forefront of the players when they were surprised by a dancing troupe of policewomen at Medellin Airport on Monday evening and couldn’t resist shaping a few moves when offered the chance.
“It’s been really good,” he told FATV. “We’ve had a really warm welcome so we have a lot of expectations to live up to.
“I’m just looking forward to getting on the pitch and performing now, because everyone is very interested in us as a nation and we want to perform well.”
After spending ten days preparing at a training camp in Denver for the World Cup, the squad have now been in Colombia for 48 hours and everyone just wants to get going with the fixtures which start with a game against Korea DPR on Friday evening.
“We’ve been working hard as a team tactically and technically, so I think we should be alright if we can take what we’ve learned from the manager,” he added.
“I’m looking forward to it and everyone is just buzzing to go now and we can’t wait to play.
“It should be a good game and a good test for us as a team to feel how the tournament is going to be.”