Jamie Carragher would not be surprised if Fabio Capello kept faith with Robert Green for England's second Group C game against Algeria on Friday.
The West Ham United goalkeeper has been slated for his dreadful error that handed the USA their equalising goal in the 1-1 draw against Capello's men.
However, Carragher, who came on as a half-time substitute for the injured Ledley King, has praised Green and backed him to turn in a solid display against Algeria, who lost their first game 1-0 to Slovenia on Sunday.
"Before the game, if you'd asked me, I'd have said Rob Green is playing," said the Liverpool stalwart. "I think he's played nearly every international coming into the tournament.
"For me I always thought Robert Green was going to start because he was always the first-choice pick.
"I'm not sure what he'll do in the next game but I was always sure, if I was going to play in the game, that Rob Green would be behind me.
"I've seen him this morning and he looks fine.
"I'm sure Fabio Capello will be fine as well. He's been manager of Real Madrid and AC Milan.
"I know we talk about the pressure of managing England but speaking to some of the Spanish players I think Real Madrid is another topic altogether."