Tom Thorpe is confident the U20s can continue previous form and beat Egypt on Saturday
Egypt v England
FIFA U20 World Cup
7pm (BST), Saturday 29 June 2013
Ataturk Stadium, Bursa
Live on Eurosport and FIFA.com
By Nicholas Veevers in Bursa
is hoping England can build on their second-half performance against Chile when they take on Egypt this weekend.
The Three Lions were held to a 1-1 draw against the South Americans earlier this week, which leaves them with one game left in Group E to try and reach the World Cup second round.
A win on Saturday would be enough to ensure Peter Taylor’s squad are in the last 16 and the knock-out stages as either one of the top two in the group or as one of the best third-placed nations.
But African Champions Egypt come into the game without a point in the group and know they need a result and a big win to stand any chance of progressing.
And Manchester United defender Thorpe, who was one of England’s best performers on Wednesday, hopes that situation can play into their hands.
He told FATV
: “It should be a good game.
“If they push players on then hopefully it will leave gaps for us, so we should be able to exploit that.
“We feel we can definitely go into it and win it, so we need to put that right and come away with three points.”
The Chile match was Thorpe’s first involvement at the World Cup after sitting out the opening game with Iraq.
He formed a useful partnership with Eric Dier, as England fought back from being behind at the break to coming away at full-time disappointed not to have won.
And Thorpe says there are plenty of aspects from both of the first two games that can be put into use against Egypt on Saturday evening.
He added: “We were unlucky not to win the game really. We had some good chances and we felt we definitely had the upper hand on them.
“Those are the positives that we have to take out of it as we go into the other game now.
“Hopefully we can get the win.”
Watch the full interview with Thorpe on FATV below.