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Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has said that England will not be going into the match against Ukraine with a negative attitude. The final group game against Ukraine can be the one that will ensure that England can play in the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012, and the man who is usually seen in a Liverpool Shirt is keen to impress.
Roy Hodgson’s men need only one point in order to ensure their qualification, but may need a win in order to make sure that they finish top of the group. Finishing top of the group will have many advantages, with the most likely being that they could avoid Spain in the quarter-final stage of the competition.
As a result, England will not be approaching the match against Ukraine in the negative attitude according to Andy Carroll, who scored the opening goal in a match against Sweden. The £ 35 million man has been ridiculed a lot in recent times, but he proved that he is on the way back after scoring in the 3-2 win over Sweden that put England on the brink of qualification. However, the work is not done yet according to Carroll, who is expected to be on the bench for the match against Ukraine due to the return of Wayne Rooney from suspension.
‘We think we can finish the job against Ukraine. We are confident, especially with Rooney coming back – it’s like Luis Suarez for Liverpool. We showed what we are about against Sweden after going behind and have put ourselves in with a good chance of qualifying. Things are in our hands. We will just need a point on Tuesday but we will go there and try and get the win. That’s the way we are and approach games. Wayne is fantastic, he is back involved now and it is great for us and it is great for him,” said Andy Carroll ahead of the match with Ukraine, who need a win to progress to the next round.