Gerrard hails ‘unbreakable' England

Published Add your comment

Football News

England captain Steven Gerrard has hailed his side’s unbreakable spirit in the wake of their comeback win against Sweden.

The Three Lions found themselves 2-1 down after letting a one goal half-time lead slip away, but goals from substitute Theo Walcott and Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck turned the tie around. England now go into their final group stage match against Ukraine needing only a draw to progress to the quarter-finals.

And Gerrard believes the growing spirit in the England camp is turning Roy Hodgson’s side into a team to be reckoned with.

Speaking after the Sweden game, Gerrard said: “Credit needs to be given to the whole team. The work-rate has been tremendous and at times it feels like we’re unbreakable.”

England had to battle hard to overcome a Sweden team led by the frighteningly talented by frustratingly ineffectual Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And Gerrard believes the strength of character required to overturn the second-half deficit demonstrates the camaraderie and togetherness of this new England squad.

“We showed a lot of character but the disappointing thing is that, after going a goal up and completely controlling the first half, I felt we shouldn’t have needed to," said Gerrard. "We lost concentration on two set-pieces and were punished. But in general play I thought we were very good.”

England face co-hosts Ukraine in their final group game, while France take on the already eliminated Swedes. Roy Hodgson welcomes back Wayne Rooney for the match on Tuesday night, and either Andy Carroll or Danny Welbeck are likely to make way to accommodate the United striker’s return.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Danny Welbeck
Wayne Rooney
Steven Gerrard
Theo Walcott

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again