VIDEO: Wabara: 'Improving every game'
By Nicholas Veevers in Cartagena
Thursday, 04 August, 2011
Defender targets another clean sheet against Mexico.
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England U20s defender Reece Wabara wants the team's upward spiral to continue on Thursday evening, when they face Mexico in their final World Cup group game.
After drawing their first two matches against Korea DPR and Argentina and seemingly getting better in each game, Wabara knows that now would be a first time to get a victory and secure progress to the round of 16 and the knock-out stages.
Performances in the opening games have been largely pleasing for Head Coach Brian Eastick and his staff, but after helping the team to two clean sheets, Wabara now wants to see goals scored at the other end.
"The game against Argentina was very difficult, but the whole team did well to keep a clean sheet and now we just need to put the ball in the back of the net," the Manchester City man told FATV.
"We're improving every game and we've only been together for two weeks or so.
"If we can get another clean sheet against Mexico, hopefully we'll get through but I'm sure we'll manage to get a goal this time."
The Young Lions know that a win against Mexico will be good enough to take England into the next stage whilst even a draw would give them a good chance of qualifying as one of the best third placed teams, but with the game being played in the more hot and humid conditions of coastal city Cartagena that provides another challenge to the players.
"It's kind of similar to Denver here, maybe not as hot even, so I'm sure we'll be fine," added Wabara, who is England's vice-captain for the World Cup.
"I can't see them being much better than Argentina, but if you want to win tournaments you need to play good teams of that calibre so it's going to be another test and I'm sure we'll come through it."