Dubai was 'slap in the face', says Prior

26/01/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted Bob Brunskill
Dubai was 'slap in the face', says Prior

England's performance against Pakistan in Dubai was a real wake up call for the Three Lions.That is according to wicket-keeper Matt Prior, who described the humiliating loss as a "slap in the face".However, the Sussex man has claimed that the team will bounce back and put in a much-improved performance in the second test in Abu Dhabi."This performance has given us a real good slap in the face. We're a proud bunch of players. We're used to walking off the pitch, having inflicted the sort of defeat they inflicted upon us – so it was a very bitter pill to swallow. No one in this team enjoyed it one little bit," he commented."It's taken a few days to get over it, but now there is a real determination that it will not happen again."England have indeed started their batting innings in brighter fashion and currently sit on 148/1, leaving them trailing by 109 runs with nine wickets in hand.