Mac ponders Robbo spot

23 August 2007 08:09
England goalkeeper Paul Robinson's starting spot could be under threat after his error in the 2-1 defeat by Germany in Wednesday evening's Wembley friendly. Robinson spilled a cross from Bernd Schneider to allow Kevin Kuranyi to net the equaliser, before Germany went on to win the game through Christian Pander's superb strike. A non-committal England coach Steve McClaren said after the game: "I was disappointed with the way we conceded the first goal. It may have been a mistake but there were two or three mistakes before that. "I'm disappointed with the goals, but this isn't a night to publicly state anything about the team in the future. "I can't say who will be in the team in three weeks. Paul is disappointed, all keepers are when they concede. "But he has got to bounce back. He has had disappointments before, but he has just got to get on with it." Robinson himself added: "I am disappointed with the way I played. The beginning of the season has been good, but I had one step back tonight. "I think I took up a reasonable position for the ball to be crossed and was unlucky on two counts. "The first was when the ball ended up in the top left corner from the touchline and, after managing to get it out, it's gone straight to their player. "People won't show any sympathy and you can understand why, so I'm hurting."

Source: ESA