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Robert Green is confident he has the mental resolve to bounce back from the World Cup howler that helped the United States draw 1-1 with England last night.

"I'm sure there's 50-odd million people disappointed with me, but I'll come back, work hard and it won't affect me," said West Ham goalkeeper Green.

"At half time I walked in, apologised to the lads and moved on."

Coach Fabio Capello added: "Sometimes a forward misses, sometimes a keeper makes a mistake - that's football."

Green failed to get behind a Clint Dempsey strike from outside the penalty area, allowing the ball to squirm through his hands and over the line to gift the US an equaliser just before half-time in Rustenburg.

It cost England dear, with Capello's men unable to find a response despite a bright start that saw Steven Gerrard score a fine opener after only four minutes.

"It hit the outside of one of my thumbs, do that again 1000 times and I will save 999," said Green. It is something that has happened in life, you accept it, move on and keep working. I want to carry on playing and I want to stand up and represent my country. You don't prepare for making a great save, you don't prepare mentally for having a perfect game, you prepare for making mistakes and it is bouncing back from those mistakes which is the important part. Thankfully in the next 50 minutes of the game I did that."

Despite refusing to publicly blame the West Ham keeper, Capello refused to confirm Green would again start in goal in England's next Group C game against Algeria on Friday.

"The second half he (Green) played very well," said Capello. "But the mistake remains a mistake."


Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we wish we had won last night but a draw is still good and hopefully we’ll win our next games!




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