Tuesday, 17th June, 2014

England custodian Joe Hart has revealed that his team are working on "short, sharp shots" as they prepare to take on Uruguay in their second group stage match on 19th June.

The Three Lions are under intense pressure after the 2-1 loss against Italy and have to look for a positive result against Oscar Tabarez and his men to keep their World Cup campaign on track.

Hart, who conceded two goals during the previous match, insists that they are working on the basics to prepare for the game.

"Dave [Watson, goalkeeping coach] studies the tapes of Uruguay and we are well aware of their strikers and their pattern of finishing", the Manchester City goalkeeper told the FA's official site.


"We cover things in general, but we specify short, sharp shots as they have got a lot of boys who get it out of their feet and bang it.

"We obviously have fundamentals we like to cover. A lot of basics, a lot of handling and feet movement which you need in any kind of game."

Uruguay, the 1950 World Cup winners, have had a disappointing start to their World Cup campaign losing their first match against Costa Rica and will have reasons of their own to win the next match.

The 27-year-old therefore urges his team to prepare themselves for a do-or-die situation, taking the positives from the Italy game and try to make them better.

"We’ve put ourselves in a do or die situation, which we are prepared for. We’ve got to take the good stuff and make it better.

"That’s what we’ve come here for, we need to win." 

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