I’m sorry, says calamity keeper

ROBERT GREEN last night issued a humbling apology to England players and supporters for his howler against the USA on Saturday night.

The West Ham keeper fumbled Clint Dempsey’s innocuous 25-yard shot to hand the USA a share of the spoils in Rustenburg on Saturday night.

But he says the error will make him doubly determined to make amends should coach Fabio Capello stick with him for the second group stage game against Algeria on Friday night.

Green explained: “I walked in at half-time, said sorry to the chaps and I apologise to however many million people at home as well.

“But the important thing is you are ready and I am willing to work mentally on it. It's not a problem. I’ve done it before, I’m 30 years old and I’ve learned to deal with these things.

“The manager has to answer whether he will stick with me. I’ll be prepared, be ready and be prepared just the same, wanting to play. I’m desperately keen to play, I want to play every game I possibly can. This is the biggest stage in the world.”

Green insists he’s ready to undo his mistake, adding: “I’ll be twice as determined for this not to happen again. Of course, this makes me more determined to play next time to right the wrong.”