How far are you willing to go? England are too nice to beat Uruguay, says Poyet
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet thinks England are too nice to win their crucial Group D clash on June 19 against Uruguay.
The 46-year-old Uruguayan feels that the Three Lions do not have the win-at-all-costs mentality of his countrymen, which was best demonstrated by Luis Suarez at the last World Cup.
During Uruguay's quarter-final against Ghana in South Africa, the Liverpool striker blocked a goal-bound shot on the line with his hand and was sent off.
While the English media called Suarez a cheat for the deliberate handball, Poyet said Uruguayans had a very different view of the incident.
Part of the game
The former Chelsea and Spurs midfielder said: "Whatever it is, to stop you, to win the game, we do that and we are proud of that.
"We will play that game. We won't accept that you are better than us. I won't accept that you are better than me.
"If you're better than me, I will find a way to stop you - I'm not going to accept you're better than me because if I do, I lose.
"Are England too nice? Yes, without a doubt."
Poyet said for England a handball on the goal-line is cheating. But for Uruguay it is part of the game.
He said: "If I'm the last man and you're running and I pull your shirt and you go down and I get sent off - is that cheating? No, it's not cheating."
Source: Football365, The Guardian