Lampard and Terry hail 'professional' display
Saturday, 06 June, 2009
Frank Lampard and John Terry pleased with six wins from six
England's Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and skipper John Terry were pleased with three more points as England beat Kazakhstan in Almaty.
After a tough opening, which could have seen the home side take the lead on more than one occasion, England began to stamp their authority as Gareth Barry nodded Fabio Capello's side in front.
Emile Heskey made it 2-0 on the stroke of half time and Wayne Rooney and Lampard's penalty took the game out of Kazakhstan's reach as England's grip tightened on Group 6.
"It took us about 20 minutes to half an hour to get going but then we won comfortably," said Lampard, whose goal was his 16th for England.
"I think it was professional, there were things we could have done better. We are a on a confident run and we need to keep it going. We've taken a big step again," added the man of the match.
"Our main objective is to qualify, the sooner we do that the better."
And Terry echoed his thoughts on what was England sixth with in six qualifying games as the Three Lions can now look to a home match with Andorra on Wednesday to put an end to a positive season.
"That is a massive win on the way to where we want to be. It really is a big win," he said.
"It was a difficult game. We knew that was going to be the case. For the first 40 to 50 minutes, I thought they worked really well, but after that they seemed to tire.
"We came into our own and kept the ball a lot better in the second half. It was a great performance in the end.
"It was a good way to continue our impressive start to the campaign, and six wins out of six is fantastic.
"But we're not there yet, we're in a good position, but taking nothing for granted. We've got Andorra at home, and they can sit back and make it difficult. If we can get the seventh win out of seven, it will be fantastic."
"I think the expectation is still there. I wouldn't say a big weight has been lifted because that pressure at international level is always there.
"It's the same even in games like this. Everyone expects us to turn them overeasily. Sometimes that is not the case. We went to Andorra last year and found it difficult, and teams are getting a lot wiser, knowing how to play against the bigger teams, and making it difficult for us.
"But we are playing really well - and are on the way to where we want to