He may not play for England tonight but Sven believes that Newcastle live-wire K
He may not play for England tonight but Sven believes that Newcastle live-wire Kieron Dyer could still be the man to fill the void on the left hand side of midfield for the Three Lions.Eriksson said: "I can't find a left winger like Ryan Giggs who is English. But it is a pity that every time Dyer is called to the national team he seems to get injured.
"He has really bad luck. I'm really sorry for him. This time he practised very well before we went to Slovakia, the best I have seen him in training. Then the day after he got his back injury.
"It's a pity because he could do that job. I think so. I am sure that Dyer could do it if we ask him. He could have been a very good alternative for me tonight."
One man that is likely to feature is Paul Scholes. The position in which he plays, however, remains an issue for debate. Sven said: "I always thought Paul Scholes' best position was as a central midfielder. The team has a lot of benefit from him because he can have the ball and turn with it and things happen when he is involved.
"He plays one-twos, makes good passes, shoots. He is important for us in that central position. Maybe tomorrow he will play more central."
Away from the pitch Sven is looking forward to a better atmosphere at St. Mary's than that which greeted his players in Bratislava. "I don't know if a message from me to avoid the sort of things we saw is going to help or not," he said. "But it was crazy what I witnessed from the hotel window on Friday night.
"I heard the shots and I honestly thought it was a firework display to celebrate the big game the next evening.
"But there was fighting, smoke, people ripping shirts from each other, storming a McDonald's restaurant. It was like a film on television, an action film.
"It was crazy. It should be like the World Cup which turned into a big party for one month amongst everybody. People went there to see the football and they enjoyed the whole experience very much.
"Everything was very safe. The message I will send out is `make football a big party and support your team."
He concluded: "I criticise all fans in the world who don't want to behave. I've no idea who started the fighting [in Bratislava]. But when it gets to fighting something is wrong and you should never do it in football."
Let's hope Three Lions fans have something to party about tonight.