Pardew Says Shevchenko Is Past It
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Sunday, 17th June 2012
Alan Pardew says Andrey Shevchenko won't trouble England on Tuesday.
Alan Pardew: "Having watched England come back so well to beat Sweden on Friday night, I am convinced they can now win an "away" game against Ukraine on Tuesday.
"Win the group and almost certainly avoid Spain in the quarter-final?
"That is trickier, given that France have a slightly better goal difference and will be playing a Swedish side who are out of the competition.
"Ukraine will have big support and I can see them having a good spell against us for maybe 20 minutes or so in which the defence has to hold out, but we can then catch them on the break or from a set play.
"Andrey Shevchenko won them the game against Sweden with two headers, what I call instinctive goals, and he can always get one of those but he doesn't frighten me so much these days.
"Ten years ago yes, but not now."