27th June, 2010
England captain Steven Gerrard believes his revitalised team will take another step forward against the Germans having made such a slow start to their campaign.
â€œThese are the games when you need to stand up and be counted. Itâ€™s the stage that growing up you want to be playing at,â€ he said.
â€œThere could be a moment in the game at any time that could come to define a playerâ€™s career. You look forward to it, itâ€™s a fantastic game to play in and everyone is excited.
â€œI got the captaincy under difficult circumstances but itâ€™s my responsibility now and Iâ€™m enjoying it. I would love nothing better than to win this game and take the team into the quarter-finals.â€
Courtesy of AFP