Steve Cooper says nobody in the England camp is getting carried away, as the Young Lions prepare to face Japan in the U17 World Cup.
The Young Lions have been one of the most eye-catching teams in India for the competition, after emerging from their qualifying group with three wins from three and scoring 11 goals in the process.
- FIFA U17 World Cup
- 3.30pm, Tuesday 17 October
- Kolkata, India
- Live on Eurosport
And Saturday’s 4-0 win over Iraq was just as important to Cooper for logistical reasons, as it means his squad will remain in Kolkata for the round of 16, where they’ve played all of their matches so far
“It’s a game we’re looking forward to and it’s very exciting,” admitted Cooper.
“Congratulations to Japan for qualifying and qualifying well, but it’s business as usual for us.
“We’ll look back at the Iraq game, then rest and recover to get a plan ready to face a strong Japan team.
“We’re happy to still be here in Kolkata, so that was why it was important we got the result tonight which enabled that to happen.
“Hopefully we’ll be ready to deliver when it comes against Japan.”