Steven Gerrard: I would boo too

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Stand-in England captain Steven Gerrard has admitted that he would be booing if he was a spectator at the friendly international against Hungary on Wednesday evening.

The Liverpool midfielder accepts that he and his colleagues will kop some flak after their dismal displays at the World Cup finals and Gerrard is prepared to face the music.

He told reporters:"I'm expecting a mixed reaction. I'm sure there'll be boos, but we have to take it on the chin. We deserve it, we let them down.

"Hopefully, with time, we can show them we are a good team and that we're desperate to make them happy."

"I probably would boo.

"The manager spoke on behalf of all of us yesterday. For me there are no excuses at all. The simple message is we have to show how sorry we are by our performances on the pitch.

"We have to study where we went wrong on the pitch against Germany and try to put those things right. The mental side of things will only improve by winning games.

"I'm not going to lie and say it's difficult to be playing for England because it is. The results haven't gone the way we would have liked.

"But hopefully three or four games down the line we'll have given a bit of confidence back to the supporters and you guys (the press), because at the moment it is tough."

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