Kerzhakov confident for Russia
Striker aims to score against England
By Francisco Acedo. Last Updated: September 12, 2007 11:29am
Russia striker Alexander Kerzhakov is confident his side can overcome England when they meet for their Group E Euro 2008 qualifier at Wembley on Wednesday.
The Sevilla forward believes the two teams are evenly matched and the game is there for the taking.
Just a point separates the sides in the standings heading into the clash with Russia in second and England third.
"England are not invincible and now the team is similar to Russia. The English power has descended in recent times," Kerzhakov told skysports.com.
"For us this match in London is a big chance for us to deal a blow in the group. Really I think that we are in with a chance of victory.
"The group is very open and even because each point is a big battle with huge value. To lose matches at home is almost like saying goodbye for a team.
"We go to London to play face to face against England. We are not looking to play really defensively but it is normal that the English attack.
"Our defence is superior to England. The English think that they are superstars but in football the workers win."
Kerzhakov also believes that with vital players missing from the England team it will alter the style of play as he revealed he will celebrate in big style if he scores.
"England's absentees are important," he continued. "Without [David] Beckham, [Wayne] Rooney, [Frank] Lampard or [Steven] Gerrard the team is different but other players are able to play.
"If I score any goals in London my celebrations will be spectacular."