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City's England stars can net trophy - Kidd
Published : 28 Sep 2010 17:00:29
Manchester City are preparing to give England a helping hand ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro on October 12 - but Brian Kidd believes the euphoria of winning a trophy would far outweigh the pride at being such a substantial part of the Three Lions.City ended up with six players on the field as England dismantled Switzerland in Basle earlier this month, an impressive achievement for a club who have been scouring the planet for new talent under Roberto Mancini.There is no reason to imagine that same half dozen will not be on duty next month either, maintaining the feel-good factor that has grown around Eastlands.Yet, after representing both Manchester clubs during his own illustrious career, and winning two caps as well as coaching the national side for a couple of years when Sven-Goran Eriksson was in charge, Kidd has no doubt the greater glory for City comes through winning a trophy, something they have failed to do since 1976."It is wonderful to have these players in the England team," he said. "But as a Manchester lad, who has been lucky and blessed to have been involved with both local clubs, I just want Manchester City to win a trophy. Once we can put that to bed, it will be the start of something big."