Donovan plots England downfall

09 June 2010 02:59

United States forward Landon Donovan believes his loan spell with Everton last season can help play a part in plotting England's downfall in Saturday's World Cup clash.

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Donovan spent two and a half months at Goodison Park and feels the experience helped him to find out the qualities of some of the England players.

He said: "It would be hard for me to point anywhere and find a weakness in England's team. But the experience at Everton was valuable in a lot of ways, for me personally and also in getting the chance to play against some of the players we will see on Saturday."

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Donovan, his country's record scorer with 42 goals, continued: "It also gave me the ability to understand the way their league is, the way and style most teams play in their league.

"Those are all beneficial things to us. Will it have a huge impact on the game, probably not.

"But having some comfort in that way will be helpful on Saturday."

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Source: PA