Sven-Goran Eriksson is confident England will beat Portugal in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final.
The England coach said his players are looking to avenge their Euor 2004 penalty shoot-out defeat by the Portuguese.
“I strongly believe we will win,” said the Swede.
“We have a better squad this time than two years ago. That’s why I’m confident and the players are confident.
“I said a long time ago that England will do a good World Cup,” addedEriksson.
“We are in the quarters – I think we can do better, play better and I think we will stay for a long time yet.”
The coach, who steps down after five-and-a-half years at the end of the World Cup, wants to go out on a high.
“Before I finish this job, I would like to go further than the quarter-finals, and all the England fans deserve to see their team go further,” said Eriksson.