Eleven Eng­land he­roes can prove Beck­en­bauer wrong

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds - by MARK PLUM­MER

BARRY Fry is back­ing 11 English he­roes to roar to a won­der­ful World Cup vic­tory and ram the taunts of Ger­man great Franz Beck­en­bauer back down his throat.

The Posh di­rec­tor of foot­ball Barry Fry is con­fi­dently pre­dict­ing a 20 suc­cess over the old en­emy when Eng­land take on Ger­many in the ‘Bat­tle of Bloemfontein’ to­mor­row.

Fry can see no other sce­nario than an Eng­land vic­tory and a place in the quar­ter-fi­nals in South Africa - and he in­sists there will be no short­age of mo­ti­va­tion for our play­ers.

Fry said: “Beck­en­bauer will re­gret the things he has been com­ing out with - that we are stupid to fin­ish sec­ond in our group, that we are too tired, that we play kick and rush foot­ball.

“If I was Fabio Capello to­mor­row I would be stick­ing ev­ery one of Beck­en­bauer’s crit­i­cisms on the wall in the dress­ing room and telling the play­ers to go out and ram his words back down his throat.

“And I think there is ev­ery pos­si­bil­ity of us do­ing that. We im­proved im­mensely on Wed­nes­day against Slove­nia and now we need to take an­other step for­ward.

“I see us build­ing on the per­for­mance in that game and win­ning 2-0, but we will have to be more ruth­less.

“We can’t af­ford to miss the amount of chances that we did against Slove­nia and we can’t af­ford to have any­one putting in a bad per­for­mance.

“What we need is 11 he­roes out there. The play­ers must come to­gether as a team and not play as in­di­vid­u­als.”

LOOK­ING RE­LAXED: Jer­main De­foe hopes to be a hero for Eng­land again to­mor­row.

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