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With me is the political journalist and

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blogger, Susie Boniface, also known as the Fleet Street Fox, and Kiran

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Stacey, Political Correspondent for the Financial Times.

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Let's start with some of the front pages.

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As it emerges that the Bank of England is

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considering upping interest rates by the end of the year,

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The Telegraph has a clear warning from the Business Secretary Vince

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The Express says that a cure of Altzheimers could be

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Murdered for being Muslim is the Metro's headline as Police

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investigate the murder of a student stabbed to death in a park.

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The Guardian has more on the crisis in Iraq as the government in Baghdad

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have asked for air strikes from the US. Oil firms are evacuating staff

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from oilfields and refineries across the country, in the Financial Times.

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A political leader front of the times with the news that two surveys

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think Ed Miliband would not make a good Prime Minister. There was a

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report of the daily Mirror suggesting levels of poverty in

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Britain are on the rise, while the Daily Mail has news that Charles

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Taylor is suing the government, saying his detention breaches his

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human rights. We will start with the Guardian. Incentives given to young

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people, Ed Miliband making a special speech about this tomorrow, they

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feel that benefits would be a good story. They will love the headline.

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Lady getting tough on benefits. There is a lot of politics and

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welfare is a hugely criticised part of public policy. Labour have been

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trading on it. The most successful thing the government has done,

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according to the surveys, is putting a ?25,000 cap on household welfare.

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That's the maximum you can claim. If that is the case, Labour feel they

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have to get into this area, what Ed Miliband is doing in his typical

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style is something quite techy but significant. He says two things,

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first, young people who go on to jobseeker's allowance but don't have

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very good skills, not equipped for being in the workforce, will lose

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jobseeker's allowance entirely. That saves a bit of money, ?65 million.

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Second thing, anybody who has been in work for five years and paid in

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taxes for that long, will be able to claim a higher rate, up to ?71 per

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week. We are bringing back this idea of this contributory principle. But

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you could say this is unfair. What if you are a young person who

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happens to be in work for a couple of years, a downturn comes along, as

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a young person you are the first one out of the door, you won't be able

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to claim like somebody who has been in work for a long time and possibly

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has a lot of savings in the bank. And what about somebody who has had

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a tough upbringing, poor education, they don't have the skills, they

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can't get a job, the instantly fail, and they are almost completely cut

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off. There are some reasonably tough things to do, it won't save huge

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amounts of money, but it's a reasonable amount. The problem Ed

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Miliband will find is nothing looks as tough as thought the Tories have

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said. Nothing is exciting, that's what he needs to do, he needs to

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excite people. Whether there is good or bad about it, well, you know, it

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has taken him a long time to explain it. We didn't fall asleep. If you

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are going to be successful, your policy has got to be snappy. What is

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particularly interesting, to me, this is part of 30 radical measures

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which he has come up with to restore faith in politics. That includes an

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historically low period of voting turnout, never mind the police

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commissioners vote, in 2010 only 65% of people in Britain who could vote

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did vote. David Cameron and the Lib Dems are in power having only got

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half of a very small share of the vote. So if you can get more people

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voting, then you have more public approval. I want to know what the

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other 28 ideas are, because this one is really boring. Then you will be

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falling asleep. He said in hard times politicians just pumped hot

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power or it will be as hot air. He power or it will be as hot air. He

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needs to come out with things that will get him into Downing Street. We

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out all of his 28 other ideas. Calls out all of his 28 other ideas. Calls

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for air strikes to push back ISIS militants. President Obama has been

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leaders. There is no appetite for leaders. There is no appetite for

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another war, is there? Historically, getting back to colonial times, if

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you have made a mess somewhere, the invading power has a duty, a moral

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right to sort it out. A lot of this was talked about with the British

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Empire, if you come in, you ought to stay and administer control. This

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has not happened in Iraq. People have stayed there for ten years,

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thought they did a good job, and quickly it has turned to chaos.

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What's interesting about the ISIS business is that this isn't a

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surprise. It seems to have blown up. But these guys are producing annual

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reports on the Internet for their reports on the Internet for their

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investors for the past two years. MI6, the government, the people

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taking note of this kind of thing, have known about them for a good

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couple of years. They've been extorting $8 million in fines all of

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that time. The fact they have just taken over is not a shock. They have

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massive responsibility. They have let this happen and that this crisis

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developed. We have to stop this, because apparently something is

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going on in South America. Steven Gerrard is... Who? Here he is, he is

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talking at a press conference. Do the Raheem Sterling is going to be a

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star for many years? I don't want to put too much pressure on Raheem

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Sterling, but he had a wonderful career at `` a wonderful season at

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Liverpool. His game is growing, he had a fantastic performance the

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other night against Italy. `` do you think Raheem Sterling is going to be

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a star for many years for England? He is capable of creating and

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many caps and he will be a good many caps and he will be

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player for England. How is Alex's player for England. How is Alex's

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progress? Is he in contention for tomorrow? Are there any other

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injuries. He's not in contention for tomorrow, but he will take part in

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the next training session. Today was his last individual training

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session, if you like. At the limits, we could have taken a chance with

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him tomorrow, but it would be much better if he uses the four days

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after this game and before the Costa Rica game to train with the team.

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His actual injury has responded very well to treatment. I don't think we

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before he has had some training before he has had

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injuries. You asked the media not to injuries. You asked the media not to

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focus on Wayne Rooney. I have never asked the media anything. CHUCKLES

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The media seems to have ramped up their focus. I would compare it to

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the pressure put on him after Bloemfontein. Power out of

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proportion has the media pressure been on him? How do you manage that?

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`` how out of proportion. I try not `` how out of proportion. I try not

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to concentrate on pressure. I concentrate on things within my

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control. I don't control what people are writing, saying, all reporting.

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I can only work with the group. As far as I was concerned, I was more

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than happy with his performance against Italy. It was interesting to

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get the statistics back and find out he ran more than any other England

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player, had more sprints than any other England player, which perhaps

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wasn't always evident to people watching the game. Wayne Rooney and

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Steven Gerrard, they are alongside Frank Lampard, who hasn't featured

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Cup and European experience. They Cup and European experience. They

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are the players with 100 caps, or in Wayne Rooney's case, 80 odd caps.

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The focus is on them. Everybody understands that you cannot expect

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the younger players to shoulder the heavy part of the burden. The good

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thing is, Wayne Rooney is more than happy to do that. If he plays

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tomorrow night, then I am sure you will see that in his performance.

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It is not final. I believe some of the Uruguay players and their

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manager are going to treat it as a World Cup final. Equally, we will

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treat it with the same kind of importance, but it is not a cup

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final. That is a fact. Of course, it's a very important game, there is

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a lot at stake. Both teams in a very similar situation. For me, I think

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the key in this game is all defend the best, because you have got to

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map a very good teams, full of attacking players. We are very

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confident going into the game we can get the right result. `` two very

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good teams. How confident are you that your team has got the defeat

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against Italy out of their system? How confident are you they can play

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with the same fearlessness, the same attacking intent that was shown in

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that game, but did not get the result. That's a good question.

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Simple answer, I am confident. It is three important games, each game

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stands alone. We have had our first one, we have taken the good and the

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bad, analysed that, but I think we have definitely got it out of our

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system, to use your expression. Now we are 100% focused on tomorrow

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night. It's going to be a very exciting night, I think it will be a

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good game between two good teams. We always knew in this group one team

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at least was going to find it difficult to qualify, because there

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were more than two contenders for the qualification places. But we

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will do everything in our power to make certain it is asked who goes

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through, and not Uruguay. Although it isn't a final, it is still an

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important game that can decide if you are going to stay or leave the

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World Cup. `` certain it is us. What can you tell us about the way the

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team are feeling? The mood hasn't changed. It's still very positive.

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We were not too happy about the result against Italy. But as a team

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and a squad, we were upbeat about our performance, we took a lot of

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positives from the game. We are all well aware of how important this

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game is. We need to go into this game, forget about the result,

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because we cannot change that now. The only thing we can control is

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what happens tomorrow night over the 90 minutes. And it is important we

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perform to the level of the Italy game, if not better.

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As I said earlier, we are not complaining about that, but I don't

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think Uruguay are either. These conditions, if you're playing

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football at the intensity we play at, playing in these temperatures

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can only be advantageous. I can't deny that. But I must also say that

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playing in Manaus, it did not seem to stop us playing with the

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intensity we wanted to play at. Even though, of course, it was a harder

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task for the players. As far as I have been concerned when it comes to

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Brazil on so many occasions, you play in the conditions you find. We

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knew those conditions could vary, it could be very hot, it could be very

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humid, but also it could be quite cool, and there might be rain. I

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understand that he was suggesting that it is cooler and wetter it is

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better the European teams, and European `based players. What

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essentially is the challenge Uruguay pose? Stephen suggested if the team

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`` Stephen suggested it is the team he defends better that will win. We

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have two absolutely top performers in Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan.

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They have strong midfield players. Rodriguez, for example. They are a

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very experienced team. If you add those ingredients together you are

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painting a picture of a strong team. They must be disappointed with the

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opening day, `` they must have been disappointed with their opening

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game, it did not go the way they wanted. We expect to see Uruguay

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with all of their big guns blazing. We have to make certain that our

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defending, as a team, and as a unit, is sufficient to keep them at bay

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while of course asking questions of them ourselves. We can take three

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more questions. The way England played so positively

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in the first game, and other teams like Chile, have you been impressed

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with the positive attacking you have seen in this World Cup? I've been

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very impressed. It has been fantastic so far. I was delighted

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with our attacking performance against Italy. Although, I thought

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we maybe could have been a bit more calm in the final third with our

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final pass, and may be scored a few more goals. I have no doubt going

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into this game we will create Uruguay big problems going forward.

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We have a lot of pace and a lot of ability. I think you will see an

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attacking performance. I think that's the reason why believe the

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key to this game, if we can get our defensive side right, I believe we

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will win. We talked to a lot of your players this week, apart from Steven

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Gerrard who spake about Luis Suarez, most of the others avoided the

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question about Luis Suarez. Is this something that has come from Steve

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Peters? I wasn't aware of that. You have surprised me with that

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question. I had no idea the players had been ignoring questions about

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Luis Suarez. As far as I'm concerned, can answer as many

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questions about him as they like. Steve Peters does not have any input

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into that kind of thing. When we prepare for our press conferences,

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it is prepared for by other people than Steve Peters. Just curious at

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this stage in your career, the night before a big game like tomorrow, do

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you like to think about it a lot, do you go through it in your mind,

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visualise what is going to happen, do you prefer to forget about it and

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watch a movie? It's difficult to forget about it completely. Games at

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this level are important. I'm the captain, I need to think about my

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performance, the team performance the game plan. I will be on my

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computer, studying the opposition. I don't worry about anything. I'm in a

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confident mood. I have belief in my team`mates. There was a bit more

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preparation to do before we go into the game `` and there is a bit more

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preparation to do before we go into the game and I'll do that later.

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Hopefully it will be a good game to watch and I'm looking forward to it.

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In the first two matches in this group, we have seen a sort of slow

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Uruguayan defence, and England attacked with more pace than they

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possibly have done for a long time. Is that something that affects your

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strategy, your thoughts, your assessment going into this match?

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Specifically what has happened in the two games we have had in this

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group. We have been analysing Uruguay and their players for a long

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time. I would be very wary and cautious of making judgements on the

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Uruguayan team based on the last performance. Football matches throw

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up strange results sometimes. Sometimes with the best will in the

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world and the best preparation in the world, you go onto the field and

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things don't quite go your way, you don't manage to find your form, you

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don't play at your top level. In the opening game, as far as I was

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concerned, they did not play to the level in which they are capable ``

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of which they are capable. I think they will make things difficult for

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us tomorrow. The final part, does not matter what offends you have, it

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doesn't even if you have defenders you would analyse or classify as

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quite fast, once you get playing against players of Luis Suarez's

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ability, or Daniel Sturridge's ability, that technique married to

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their speed, their agility, their fast footwork, it doesn't matter

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what offended you are, you have a job on your hands to deal with it.

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Thank you very much everybody. That was Roy Hodgson, the England

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manager, and his captain, Steven Gerrard, at that press conference in

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Sao Paulo. Still with me in the studio, you were riveted by that, I

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know you were. Three big things which came out of it, Alex

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Oxlade`Chamberlain will not be risked for the game against Uruguay

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tomorrow because he is still recovering from an injury. Steven

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Gerrard says he is confident we will get the result, the right result,

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and he studies the competition on his iPad. I like the image of him

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late at night on his iPad, the night before a big game, studying the

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opposition, definitely studying the opposition. You reckon he isn't

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doing that? I don't know. What a football players do on the Internet?

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Chuckles CHUCKLES

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Easy. Now, the weather. A nice day coming up for everybody

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`` a nice few days coming up for everybody. Dried foremost, there

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will be odd shower for

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