MALTESE DEFENDER JOSEPH ZERAFA INJURED DURING TRAINING

Malta continue their World Cup Qualifying campaign tomorrow evening when they face England at Wembley. 

This will be Gareth Southgate’s first game in charge as England manager for 2016. 

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Joseph Zerafa (right) in action for Malta.

Malta kicked off their World Cup Qualifying campaign against Scotland at the start of September which resulted in a 5-1 defeat for the Maltese. Pietro Ghedin’s side face their second opponents, England tomorrow evening.

With Gareth Southgate taking charge of the Three Lions tomorrow, Maltese fullback Joseph Zerafa spoke to ElWriteBack about his oppositions new manager saying, “Hopefully for us this will help us in a positive way.

“Teams take some time to get used to what a new coach wants and hopefully for us we can use it as an advantage.

“I am very excited for the game and to play at such a wonderful ground.

“We know it will be very difficult for us but we will surely give it our best.”

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Joseph Zerafa

This will be Malta’s first qualifier away from home following September’s defeat.

The Reds have a number of players who have played their trade in England alongside some who have played against English sides in European Competitions.

Zerafa commented on playing outside of Malta saying, “Playing away from home is always difficult for us especially against big teams such as England.

“The last game against Scotland, we were affected by some controversial decisions which even cost us some players through suspension so hopefully this won’t happen tomorrow.”

The former Welling player confirmed that he will not start tomorrow’s fixture following a knock he picked up during training earlier today.

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Joseph Zerafa will not start against England.

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