http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/football/837754-england-vs-hungary-key-battles-zamora-v-juhasz-lampard-v-vodocz-terry-v-priskinEngland vs Hungary key battles: Zamora v Juhasz, Lampard v Vodocz, Terry v Priskin
England take on Hungary in a friendly at Wembley tonight looking to lay their World Cup demons to rest. Key battles in the game involve Bobby Zamora, Frank Lampard, and John Terry.
Bobby Zamora v Roland Juhasz
Fulham striker Zamora was robbed of a World Cup call-up because of an Achilles injury, but could get his chance to impress after the less-than-prolific Emile Heskey wisely opted to quit international football.
The former Spurs and West Ham targetman netted 21 goals last season – nine in Europe – but faces a tough workout against Anderlecht’s 6ft 4in Hungary captain Juhasz.
Zamora is likely to share game time with Carlton Cole and it’s more about how both link up with Wayne Rooney in Fab’s eyes.
.Frank Lampard v Krisztian Vodocz
His World Cup ‘goal’ that-never-was should not gloss over a desperately poor tournament for Lampard.
For too long, one of England’s seemingly undroppables – but for how much longer can he get away with misplaced passing and wayward shooting against slicker technicians at international level just because of his name?
Imposing Osasuna battler Vadocz is a handy ball distributor with a lethal long-range shot – he might just fancy ruffling Frank’s feathers.
John Terry v Tamas Priskin
In his own mind, JT is still really England’s captain.
However, at times in South Africa he plodded around like a ponderous, past-his-prime centre-half, whose previous aura of rock-solid dependability had been left in the departure lounge at Heathrow.
Needs to start proving again he deserves to anchor the England defence.
Dangerous Ipswich striker Priskin is likely to lead the Hungarian line and is in lively form already, having scored in Town’s 3-1 win at Middlesbrough on Saturday.