Date: 21st June 2006 at 11:26am
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Aston Villa and Ecuador international right back Ulises de la Cruz says there are no easy matches in the World Cup and although their clash with England will be tough, they can beat the three lions.

de la Cruz said of their 3-0 loss to Germany:

‘We lost but our confidence is strong and the focus is on the next match. Germany are a strong team but we had six players not playing (top players were rested as they’d already qualified). They got a rest for the next match. That is not an excuse but the next match is important.’

Adding: ‘It is difficult for us, England have good players and a good squad. But this match is difficult for both teams. There are no easy games in this competition.’

‘They are one of the best teams in the world. We have to be more aggressive and need to be on alert on high balls because they are very strong in the air.’

 

7 Replies to “There Are No Easy Games At WC”

  • there is no easy game in the world cup as he said, and england better not take Ecuador lightly

  • Ecuador looked good in their first too games. Strong and quick. But an on-form England should win comfortably. Problem is, England aren’t on-form!

  • They like to play at a quick tempo, I reckon if we control the game and play a bit mroe slower game they wont be able to beat us, but we definatley need to respect them, they are more than capable of springing a suprise

  • He does make some very strange decisions, particularly where substitutions are concerned!

  • Wouldnt be in the least bit surprised if it takes spot kicks to decide the England vs Ecuador game. A quarter-final appearance at best for England.

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