Defender reveals his World Cup dream

Last updated : 14 May 2002 By

Leeds defender Rio Ferdinand has been speaking about his World Cup dreams and ambitions.

The influential defender will of course be on his way to Japan with the England squad and he hopes he doesn't return empty handed.

"I'd love to win the World Cup," said Rio.

"I would wear my medal everywhere. You would not be able to get it off me.

"No one can really imagine what it is like to win it, unless they've done it themselves. It's the greatest prize a player can get.

"I look at people like Thierry Henry at Arsenal. He is only a year older than me, yet has already won the World Cup and European Championship with France, a French title and the Double this season.

"I've won nothing. I've not even been in a final for anyone. So the World Cup would be one heck of a place to start."

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