England U20s Head Coach says his side are ready to get back in action against Chile
Chile v England
FIFA U20 World Cup 2013
4pm (BST), Wednesday 26 June
Akdeniz University Stadium
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By Nicholas Veevers in Antalya
Peter Taylor says England U20s are ready to get back into World Cup action on Wednesday evening as they prepare to face Chile.
The Three Lions were left disappointed with Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Iraq
after squandering a two goal lead in Antalya.
But with another game always quickly around the corner in tournament football, the Head Coach and his squad are ready to get back into game-mode.
Taylor said: “It’s a big game and we’re looking forward to it.
“We learnt a lot about ourselves in the first match.
“The players were a little bit down the morning after the match, as we felt we had done enough to win it.
“We had the chances to have been two or three up by half time, but we weren’t and the reality was that it was a draw.
“But we’ve shown the players how well we played in the first half and I was very, very happy with the way that we played and passed the ball around.
“We need to make sure that we do that again and maybe make some better decisions as well.”
Taylor knows that England will have to adapt to a different style of opponent on Wednesday too.
The South Americans beat Egypt by 2-1 on Sunday and currently top Group E with one foot in the second round.
They will be much more attacking and open than Iraq and this is something which Taylor and his squad are aware of.
He added: “We’ve got a lot of respect for Chile, they’ve got some very talented players so we know it will be a difficult match.
“We saw some of their match (with Egypt) live before our game but we’ve also seen a lot of DVDs of games that they’ve played against the likes of Argentina and Brazil.
“We know that Chile are very talented and different to the type of teams which our players are used to playing.
“That’s why we’re looking forward to the experience and we see lots of strong points of Chile.
“But we also see other points where we can do very well and that’s the main thing we’ll be concentrating on.
“The movement of their team is very good and they’re an organised team who can exchange positions.
“But our movement on Sunday was very good and I thought we looked a good team going forward, so we will also cause a lot of problems as well.”
With one game under their belts, Taylor also feels England will now be better equipped as they go into Wednesday’s match.
It will be an earlier kick-off than the Iraq game, but after two weeks in Turkey to acclimatise, it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
Taylor added: “It will be a touch warmer because it’s an earlier kick-off, but maybe not as humid.
“This is part of it though and we say to the players ‘give us everything you’ve got’ and if their legs are struggling a touch we will make a change.
“The second match will be better for the players fitness-wise as we will be more used to it.
“Our first match was always going to be difficult because the boys have shut down from their season and all of a sudden they were at it again.
“We had one friendly against Uruguay so I always felt the first match was going to be difficult.”
Video of Taylor's pre-match press conference is available on FATV below.