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Sven seeking glorious exit

10 Jun 2006 - 11:09:27

England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson wants to end his time in charge of the national team by sealing World Cup glory in Germany.

The Swede will leave his current job after the summer showpiece, having been in charge of England since January 2001, and he wants to exit in style.

He said: "I am excited. The World Cup is the biggest stage you can be on as a coach, a manager, or a player.

"I have waited for this moment for a long time. Let's hope it will be a big, big party for one month. I am determined. This might be my last chance to be involved in a World Cup final.

"If that happens, it will be the best day in my life so far. I will be disappointed if I leave the job without winning the World Cup but everything depends on how it goes.

"I believe we can win it.

"Everything looks very good. The players are in good shape physically. They are in good form and they are very confident.

"I've always said I strongly believe we are one of the four or five teams who can win the World Cup. Nothing has changed. I still believe that.

"We are very positive. We have a better squad than two years ago or four years ago. That's the main reason."


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