Howard joy at Spain scalp

26 June 2009 08:17
Tim Howard has labelled USA's triumph over Spain as 'the best moment of his international career'. The Americans claimed a shock 2-0 victory against the European champions on Wednesday to book their place in the final of the Confederations Cup. Everton goalkeeper Howard was one of a number of stand-out performers for USA as his team-mates denied Spain a 16th successive win on the international stage. "Is this the best moment of my international career? You'd have to say so," said Howard in the Daily Express. "It's hard to put into context now because I've been on this team for eight years and we have had some good victories. But to say any one was better than this would be hard. "It's going to be up there with the 1-0 win over England. It was against the No.1 team in the world in the semi-final of a major tournament." He added: "We were tight defensively and we forced them to play wide, particularly more to the left. "We just said, 'Right, we're going to deal with as many crosses as you can swing in because we believe we're better at clearing these balls'."

Source: SKY_Sports