Tony On Jamo

Tony Gale reckons that former Hammers keeper David James is still trying to recover from England's defeat by France and the two goals he conceded.

He kept a clean sheet against Switzerland in England's 3-0 win and Tony says:

"It was a bit easier for Jamo - but he still didn't look sure for me, I must admit.

"Crosses were coming into the area and he was making a few wrong decisions.

"It looked like he was suffering a hangover from the two goals he conceded late against France.

"But, as the game went on, he got better, and I think he needs a couple of good games now to calm himself down a little bit, more than anything else.

"It is vital that we have our first choice keeper in form and in synch with everything - but at the moment he looks a little bit nervy.

"You can't blame him; the two late goals against France have dented his confidence a little bit."

Tony was impressed with another ex-West Ham player, Frank Lampard, who scored England's first goal of the Euro 2004 campaign, and adds:

"Lamps did well in very difficult conditions; it was a slow pitch, it wasn't watered at all, and it looks like he is settling down in the middle of midfield."

Tony is keeping a close eye on all the games in the tournament and adds:

"It has been warm every day and we have been with England so there hasn't been too much travelling; for me and my football education I am really enjoying it."

He is confident that England will progress via a victory in the final group game and explains:

"We should win it; I said before last night's game that Switzerland and Croatia are the weakest sides out here.

"The Croatians surprised us by getting a decent result against France but I think that was because the French took it too easily and tried to cruise through the game.

"We know what we have got to do and I think we will do it - and you will see England in the quarter-finals."