Fry con­vinced Eng­land will go all the way

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

COME on Eng­land! Posh di­rec­tor of foot­ball Barry Fry is con­vinced Fabio Capello and Wayne Rooney can lead the coun­try to World Cup glory.

Fry is as pas­sion­ate about his coun­try as he is about Posh and he be­lieves he will be cel­e­brat­ing long and hard from the sumer right through to next May.

Fry said: “Eng­land win the World Cup and Posh win pro­mo­tion from League One! What a dou­ble that would be for our city and I am cer­tain it can hap­pen.

“This will be Eng­land’s year. The man­ager has done an ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic job and he is lucky enough to have Wayne Rooney who I be­lieve will be re­garded as the best player in the world af­ter the tour­na­ment.

“There isn’t an­other coun­try in the tour­na­ment who wouldn’t want Rooney in their side. He is so un­like cer­tain other top stars in that he runs just as fast com­ing back as he does when he is go­ing for­ward.

“Rooney will be the World Cup’s best player and he will be the top scorer as long as he re­mains dis­ci­plined and fo­cussed.

“I be­lieve he will be as Capello will de­mand it. There is no doubt that Capello is in charge and the play­ers clearly look up to him and play for him.

“I was speak­ing to Frank Lam­pard the other day and he says the squad have never been as de­ter­mined. They all firmly be­lieve this is their year and I go along with that.

“You need luck and you need to peak at the right time. We have got our bad luck out of the way al­ready with the in­jury to Rio Fer­di­nand.

“Spain and Brazil are the ob­vi­ous dangers and I ex­pect Ivory Coast to cause a few up­sets. Ar­gentina have the play­ers, but their man­ager is as mad as me which should stop them win­ning it.

“This coun­try is go­ing to go through some hard times in the next cou­ple of years be­cause of the eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion and there would be no bet­ter way to cheer ev­ery­one up than by Eng­land win­ning the World Cup.

“Trust me it’s go­ing to hap­pen.”

THE BEST: Fabio Capello.

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