Euro 2016: Wales game is NOT must-win for England, insists Stuart Pearce

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first_imgStuart Pearce insists England’s clash with Wales is NOT a must-win game for Roy Hodgson’s men – but is confident the side has the tools to get the job done.The Three Lions got their Euro 2016 campaign off to a stuttering start with a draw against Russia on Saturday, and will go into the game with the Welsh in Lens under pressure to get a result, especially as Chris Coleman’s already have three points to their credit courtesy of victory over Slovakia.But Pearce, who was part of the England team that reached the semi-final of Euro 96, has no doubts Wayne Rooney and co are more than capable to progessing in the tournament.He told talkSPORT: “I don’t feel it’s a must-win [game]. I think even a point and then we’ve still got the tools to win our last game. We’ve got the ability to win both games.‘The Welsh will be really up for it, and rightly so. They’ve got three points, they’re top of the group, and they know a point will probably seem them through, or three points probably wins them the group, so they’re in a really strong position.“But we’ve got the tools. We’ve come into the tournament having won ten qualification games in a row. That takes some doing.“We played some outstanding football in the first half against Russia, and we just need to replicate that but take our chances with more clinical finishing and passing.”To create your own England Wales line-ups, go to www.virginmedia.com/lineupbuilderOnly Virgin Media gives you all the sport from Sky Sports and BT Sport in one package, available in cabled areas only. To find out more, head to Virgin Media football.last_img

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