Upson thinks adversity made England stronger

SUFFOLK-born England defender Matthew Upson is confident the rumour and speculation surrounding the team’s World Cup camp in recent days will simply serve to strengthen their resolve.

Their 1-0 victory over Group C rivals Slovenia came after former captain John Terry sparked talk of rifts within the camp.

However, there was no lack of unity on Wednesday, and Upson believes a stronger bond has been formed.

Upson told BBC Radio 5 Live: “You can use all those things and use all the rumours and all the accusations as fuel to improve and succeed.

“That’s something we have improved on as a team and I think we can still get better at it.”

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England face old foe Germany in Bloemfontein on Sunday in the second round. If they win, Argentina are expecting to await in the quarter-finals.

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