Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says that England have no specific plan to deal with Uruguay’s Luis Suarez on Thursday, but that the side’s defenders are good enough to stop his goalscoring threat.
The Three Lions will take on the South American side in Sao Paolo tomorrow in the knowledge that a loss will effectively end their World Cup after opening day defeat to Italy.
Uruguay also suffered at the hands of Costa Rica – in one of the shock results of the tournament so far – but optimism in their camp is high with Suarez set to return from a spell on the sidelines through injury.
The Liverpool ace sat out the 3-1 loss on Saturday and has since revealed that he is fully fit and eager to get one over on the country he plies his trade in.
Lampard – who is a part of England’s squad despite leaving Chelsea on a free transfer – says that Roy Hodgson’s men have no major plan in place for ‘El Pistolero’, but that Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka are more than good enough to nullify his threat:
“Suarez was rightly voted player of the year. But at the same time we have top-class defenders in our team who will try to stop him.” He is quoted by The Express.
“The solution for Suarez is to defend as well as you can. He’s a great player, so is Cavani. We must work hard in the game.”