Taylor's Frustration

Last updated : 13 June 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
He was suspended for the Group B opener at Arnhem's Gelredome but is expected to return for Thursday's clash against Italy.

Taylor: "It's been a double frustration from my point of view. Having to sit in the stands and look on was disappointing; I hate not playing and being involved in games.

"I've been involved with the qualifiers, but when you come to the big games, the first one of the tournament and you can't be involved, it's a massive kick in the teeth. The feeling is horrible not to play.

"We know we've got to win the next two games and we're confident we can do that. If you look at the ability we've got, there's enough to get the results that we want.

"It's a shame for Leroy as well, he's a great lad and had the guts to get up and take the penalty, but when you look at the game we had the chances before that to get the three points.

"Leroy's full of confidence at the minute and has been scoring all the time in penalties. It takes a lot of courage for someone to get up and take a penalty in that situation but unfortunately it just didn't happen.

"The squad's as good as any other in the tournament and we're not scared of anyone. If anything England is a team that people fear, we just need that little bit of fortune now. Come Thursday hopefully it will come."

England 0 Czech Republic 0
Serbia 1 Italy 0
Holland 1 Israel 0
Belgium 0 Portugal 0

Wed 13 Israel v Belgium (5.15pm) Group A
Wed 13 Holland v Portugal (7.45pm) Group A
Thu 14 England v Italy (7.45pm) Group B
Thu 14 Czech Rep v Serbia (7.45pm) Group B
Sat 16 Belgium v Holland (7.45pm) Group A
Sat 16 Israel v Portugal (7.45pm) Group A
Sun 17 Italy v Czech Rep (5.15pm) Group B
Sun 17 England v Serbia (7.45pm) Group B
Wed 20 Winner A v Runner-up B (5.15pm) Semi-final
Wed 20 Winner B v Runner-up A (7.45pm) Semi-final
Thu 21 3rd place play-off (7.45pm) Play-off
Sat 23 Final (7.45pm) Final