Euro 2008

Eastwood targets Lehmann

Forward to apply pressure

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Wales striker Freddy Eastwood has revealed he will be looking to put one past goalkeeper Jens Lehmann when they play Germany on Saturday.

Eastwood, who is set to win his second cap, marked his Wales debut with the only goal in the 1-0 win over Bulgaria last month and has scored four goals in five games for Wolves following his £1.5million switch from Southend.

In contrast, Arsenal keeper Lehmann has made two high-profile mistakes against Fulham and Blackburn.

Eastwood believes Lehmann could be the weakness in the Group D leader's side when they meet at the Millennium Stadium for the Euro 2008 qualifier and he is going to put the pressure on as he bids to add to his international goalscoring tally.


"When you look at the form I'm in and the form he's in, I definitely fancy my chances against him," Eastwood told The Sun.

"Every player goes through a bad time and Lehmann seems to be having one at the start of this season.

"That's unlucky for him - but it's a good thing for us.

"When a keeper is making mistakes it can have a massive effect on him. If I'm on the pitch, I'll be shooting at Lehmann as soon as I get half a yard.

"The more shots I fire at him, the more chance I've got of scoring. If he makes a mistake against me then I will absolutely love it.

"We'll be looking at the German side for any weak points and I'm sure the gaffer will pick out Lehmann's form.

"He's a good keeper but he does have his moments."