posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 08:13 AM
Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to place his faith in Ledley King to overcome his inexperience by rising to the occasion in Sunday's Euro 2004 clash
Eriksson is relishing the start of the tournament after such a long build-up, especially with just one injury worry having clouded his
John Terry was on Friday ruled out of the opening game against France in Lisbon with a hamstring injury, although he is expected to be fit for the
second tie against Switzerland next Thursday.
In his absence, 23-year-old King is poised to be thrown into his first competitive England start, having previously won just five caps.
Indeed, his only other start for his country was the friendly in Portugal four months ago, when he scored in a 1-1 draw, but Eriksson is not worried
by his lack of experience.