Venables hails Upson and Bridge

England won the match 3-1.

“I’m very pleased with Bridge and Upson,” he told Setanta Sports. “It was a really difficult game to come into.

“Although I felt beforehand we’d play well, it’s easy me sitting here saying that.

“These can be difficult games and those two did well.

“Bridge has hardly had any football this year and Upson has not had a lot of international football so the pressure was on them but they came on and did well.”