It was a good wicket. Once you got set and used to the pace, you could really score runs as Paul Collingwood and Geraint Jones showed in the England innings.
More Quotes from Andrew Flintoff:With the effort we've put in, I don't think we deserve to go home as losers, so it's a must-win game for us. It would be a massive achievement to win here. Circumstances have forced us to play several new players so to beat India with all their experience would be a monumental effort. We've shown signs of being able to do that in patches during the previous Tests, but we need to get it right over five days.
I was really goosed after that last Test, so a break in France with family and friends has been just what I needed, ... But good as that was, our focus is now on Trent Bridge and the Aussies. After all, we're trying to win the Ashes and that's a massive prize.
It was hard work for our young side, which wants to take on India. With the character the players showed, I can't commend the team enough.
I went up but there's a lot of noise out there and the crowd were loud, ... A few beers had gone down and they were quite vocal. I went up on what I heard.
It's Michael's team, I just need do carry that on for a brief time.
We've got to chase 170 and we can't just graft it - we've still got to play the way we play. We're a positive side and score runs in a positive manner. I don't think that will change.
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