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27 March 2009 @ 05:14 pm
Skrtel relishing Gerrard test  
Martin Skrtel today revealed how he is relishing the prospect of coming up against club-mate Steven Gerrard at Wembley.

The Reds duo are set to go head-to-head as England meet Slovakia in an international friendly tomorrow in what will be the commanding centre-back's first appearance in front of the Twin Towers.
 
Skrtel admits he has already exchanged banter with the Liverpool captain, but acknowledges Slovakia will perhaps need an element of good fortune if they are to come away with a result.
 
"The match against England will be special to me," said Skrtel.
 
"To play against people like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Crouch is a challenge for me and a good match.
 
"This is a friendly of much prestige for Slovakia. To play at Wembley generates an extra incentive and the squad is very much looking forward to it.
 
"During training my team-mates have asked me questions about the English players. I have told them what I know and asked for a little luck.
 
"Slovakia is a team that progresses game to game and this match is very important for us to learn from.
 
"We want to show a good level in London and show that for us this game is not a holiday.
 
"During the previous week I have spoken with my companions in Liverpool and what has become clear is that we won't help each other - this is the professionalism in each footballer.
 
"There has been a bit of joking in the dressing room between me and Stevie.
 
"He has been performing brilliantly for Liverpool and battles with him are very difficult."

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alessaalejaboo on March 27th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
he's always so sweet, can't wait for tomorrow's game