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Arsenal's Eduardo admits Croatia surprised by Walcott

Eduardo da Silva admits Arsenal teammate Theo Walcott surprised Croatia in England's victory this week.

"Until England scored the first goal, we looked okay," he told Jutarnji List. "So I would say this game had two parts - before the first goal and after the first goal.

"It looked like two very different games.

"I think Fabio Capello surprised Slaven Bilic with Theo Walcott, who is a player who can do a lot of damage to any opponents.

"And, after the goal, he played even better when Danijel Pranjic was even less confident.

"I don't know if the red card [for Robert Kovac] was okay," he added. "I didn't see what happened.

"But England are a very good team and it was only a matter of time before they exploded.

"Sadly, they did this in Zagreb but football is like this and defeats can happen.

"We taught them a lesson twice because they were a little bit over the moon and too confident and now they repaid us with the same measure."

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