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Lee targets Peace Cup glory
18 Jul 2007 - 08:56:36
Bolton Wanderers manager Sammy Lee is looking forward to Saturday's Peace Cup final in Seoul after watching his side reach the showpiece event by beating Racing Santander 2-1 in their final group game.
A second-half brace by Nicolas Anelka helped Bolton top their group and they will now face River Plate, Lyon or Reading in the Final.
"I was delighted with the application shown by the players - they were terrific," said Lee.
"Racing made it very difficult. They were ultra-competitive and stifled us in the first half. Once the tempo of the game improved in the second period we were able to assert our authority on the game.
"Our objective was to win the game, but also work on team shape, discipline and fitness. All our objectives were achieved in a professional manner.
"The main concern is about us and what we have to do to win this prestigious tournament. There are three teams in the other group that can reach the final and they are all excellent footballing sides.
"An all-English final would be a great advert for the Barclays Premier League but I won't discount the other two clubs - River Plate and Lyon.
"Both are very technical and play attacking systems. To enhance our experience of developing our skills against new systems it could be advantageous to play either River Plate or Lyon.
"The main thing is that we are there and whoever we play we will give them a game."