Carroll feeling confident
Andy Carroll says England are feeling '100 per cent' confident ahead of their final group game against Ukraine after the win over Sweden.
Last Updated: 16/06/12 10:42am
Andy Carroll says England are feeling '100 per cent' confident ahead of their final Euro 2012 group game against Ukraine following the win over Sweden.
England followed up an opening 1-1 draw with France by edging out Sweden 3-2 in a thrilling tussle in Kiev on Friday evening.
Carroll rewarded the decision to hand him a start by heading England in front on 23 minutes, but he conceded a cheap free-kick early in the second half which led to Sweden's equaliser.
Olof Mellberg then scored his second goal to put Sweden ahead, but substitute Theo Walcott levelled before setting up Danny Welbeck for a 78th minute winner.
England now require just a draw against co-hosts Ukraine on Tuesday to qualify for the quarter-finals and, when asked if he is feeling confident, Carroll replied: "100%."
The Liverpool striker was delighted to score after powerfully connecting with club colleague Steven Gerrard's pass and also praised England's spirit for battling back to win.
He said: "It's a great feeling. It was a great ball in by Stevie, I got in the middle of two defenders and put it away.
"I think we felt a little bit comfortable. Obviously, I gave a foul away and they got a goal from that, and it put us on the back foot.
"We had to work hard to win the game. Just to fight back shows the team spirit and we are all sticking together. We got the two goals we needed."