Henderson vows to bounce back
Monday, 14 November, 2011
Captain takes positives from defeat to Belgium.
Jordan Henderson took as many positives as possible from his side’s defeat to Belgium.
Stuart Pearce’s side looked like winning the tie after Martin Kelly gave them the lead after 14 minutes, but Belgium struck twice in the last 20 minutes to snatch victory.
Their lead at the top of Group 8 in their Euro 2013 qualifying campaign was cut to four points after the reverse but the captain believes his side will learn from the loss.
“We are very disappointed. We felt we did well in the second half when we settled into the game and I personally had a chance to finish it but we are still top of the [group], in a good position and we need to win our last three games,” Henderson said.
“The games are not easy but we came here to do a job and unfortunately we didn’t.
“We have a lot of work to do and hopefully this will give us a wake up call for the games ahead.
“I think we could have started better but in the second half we settled down and had a couple of chances.
“We need to be more streetwise in the last minutes to not concede but we will learn from that and come back stronger.”