Las Palmas
Real Sociedad
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
VfL Wolfsburg
Werder Bremen
7:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Burton Albion
Blackburn Rovers
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Birmingham City
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
3:00 AM UTC Feb 25, 2017
Game Details
Melbourne City FC
Sydney FC
Game Details
Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix FC
6:35 AM UTC Feb 25, 2017
Game Details

Boothroyd to lead England U21s at Euros

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Becks: Pressure's off England

David Beckham feels that the low level of public expectation will work in England's favour at Euro 2012.

Beckham has been used to playing in international tournaments in which England, and the so-called 'Golden Generation' of players, were considered one of the leading candidates for victory.

That is not currently the case as Roy Hodgson prepares to take his 23-man party to Poland and Ukraine, with Wayne Rooney suspended for the first two games and several members of the squad having come up short at international level in the past.

And Beckham feels that Hodgson's men will benefit from not being widely tipped to win the tournament.

"Let's hope we go out there and we're successful," he said. "It's a new team, young players. It's one of the first times we have gone into a big competition without huge, huge expectation on our shoulders - that could maybe be a good thing for the team."

Meanwhile, Beckham has hailed Hodgson's decision to appoint former Manchester United defender Gary Neville as a coach. "I think it's great. Gary has knowledge throughout the game," Beckham said. "He's been in big tournaments, he's played for England for many years.

"Gary has always been very vocal about many things. He's had the experience of being through tournaments and being disappointed in tournaments and knowing what he thinks have been the problems - that's why it's a clever move and great for the team."


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.