England midfielder Frank Lampard claims finishing second in their World Cup group is not such a bad thing. The USA's last-minute winner against Algeria earned the Americans top spot in Group C, condemning England to second spot and a meeting with Group D winners Germany on Sunday.
Lampard is unconcerned that England now face a tougher draw if they are to go all the way in South Africa and feels the extra day's rest could help them before they take on Germany.
"I couldn't care less that we have finished second," said Lampard.
"You cannot pick and choose your future matches.
"And finishing second might actually be a bonus for us because it now means we've got an extra day's rest before our next game on Sunday, rather than playing on Saturday."