England striker claims Three Lions can remain unbeaten
It was a frustrating night for England on Tuesday with Roy Hodgson’s men needing a late Frank Lampard penalty to scramble a point against Ukraine, although things could have been different if the referee hadn’t disallowed Jermain Defoe’s first-half strike.
September 12th, 2012
Defoe lashed the ball into the net before the goal was chalked off, although the Tottenham striker enjoyed a rare full appearance in the national shirt and feels that England can build on the four points gained from matches against Moldova and Ukraine.
He said: “We’ve got a lot of games left to play.
“It doesn’t look like we’re going to get beaten, to be fair.
“We’re playing games and we believe we won’t get beaten. So that’s good we’ve got a winning mentality.
“Just unlucky that we didn’t actually win the game.”
Some would argue that the visitors were good value for their point and that England left a lot to be desired, with Steven Gerrard receiving a late red card for his second bookable offence.
Defoe said: “It’s always nice when you get to play, helps your confidence.
“I’m playing with good players. It makes it a lot easier.
“And even if I’m playing that lone role up front on my own, it’s not a problem.
“The lads get close to me, service is good, and it’s something I’m enjoying.”