Savic cites European upset

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Stefan Savic admits there has been plenty of banter with his Manchester City teammates over the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifier between England and Montenegro, but says he is determined to have the last laugh over the club's Three Lions contingent.

England travel to Podgorica on Friday, needing only a point to confirm their place at this summer's headline competition, and Savic is confident his nation have the ability to get a positive result.

"It should be a good game for both teams, but I expect a good result for us," the Citizens' defender told the Daily Star. "If we want to finish first in the group we have to win both games.

"But it's going to be hard. If we don't beat England I think we'll need one point against Switzerland to be second.


"If we can be first it's good, but second place will be very good for us. We have only 800,000 people in our country but everyone is proud of what the football team means."

Savic revealed how the likes of Joe Hart, Gareth Barry, James Milner and Micah Richards have been teasing him by claiming they don't even know where Montenegro is, and insists that it will spur him on even more for the win.

"They keep asking me 'where are we going?' and saying they don't know where Montenegro is, because we are such a small country," he explained.

"It will be a big atmosphere, the stadium has a small capacity but it will be very noisy."

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