>
My tribe

Portsmouth keeper James: No hint of Capello plans

Portsmouth goalkeeper David James says no-one knows who will start in goal for England against the USA.

James has no intention of adding to attempting to predict what the England boss will do as he focuses purely on playing his part in the quest to end a 44-year wait for international glory.

"I genuinely believe England are going to be successful, I want that above everything else. I want to be part of that success so I want to be number one," he told the Daily Mirror.

"A long time ago I stopped trying to second-guess people. I get stressed about Portsmouth losing and so I haven't burdened myself with the extra stress of wondering what's in the mind of Fabio Capello.

"I don't think about the numerical position in the squad. It may be that the number one is the fittest and plays, but the idea is that all three are out there, trying their best to be the number one.

"I've been to two World Cups before and felt that with Dave Seaman and Paul Robinson I wanted to do €everything to help them be ready for the game.

"But I was also thinking if either came off I wanted to come on. Or if something happens I want to be the keeper to play in the next game.

"But then the final whistle blows - as it did last time against Portugal - and you're devastated, even if you've not been playing. You've given so much commitment though to the squad, to the management and you're gutted."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?