‘We’re go­ing to give some­one a real beat­ing’

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Gary Cahill is con­fi­dent Eng­land will soon turn dom­i­na­tion into goals, warn­ing their prospec­tive Euro 2016 last-16 op­po­nents they could be in for a “real beat­ing”.

For all of the pos­ses­sion, pass­ing and con­trol dis­played dur­ing Group B, Roy Hodg­son’s men have lacked a cut­ting edge de­spite the glut of at­tack­ing op­tions at their dis­posal.

That proved costly on Mon­day as an or­gan­ised Slo­vakia side held firm to se­cure a 0-0 draw, al­low­ing Wales to usurp Eng­land at the top of the group.

Por­tu­gal, Hun­gary, Ice­land and Aus­tria are the po­ten­tial op­po­nents for a match in which Cahill hopes things will be­lat­edly all come to­gether for Eng­land.

“The way we’re play­ing we shouldn’t fear any­one,” he said.

“I def­i­nitely feel like we are go­ing to give some­one a real beat­ing soon.

“We have had six shots against us in the three group games and had over 20 shots our­selves against Slo­vakia. In terms of pos­ses­sion, dom­i­nat­ing the game and cre­at­ing chances, we have to be pleased.

“But we are also frus­trated, I have not been in­volved in such a onesided game as that for a long time. To not get the win is frus­trat­ing.

“But not fin­ish­ing top may not be the end of the world. Who knows how Por­tu­gal’s group will pan out? That group is very strange, Por­tu­gal could fin­ish first, sec­ond or third.

“But if we do face them it will be far from an easy game. I feel that they have yet to get go­ing and they have some great play­ers.”

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