Manager Stuart Pearce insisted his England side could handle the pressure of its must-win European Under-21 championship clash with Czech Republic despite watching it produce another disappointing draw.
Only victory will do in this weekend's final Group B game if Pearce's
But Pearce was typically bullish about England's hopes of avoiding an early exit, saying: "We go into the game Sunday having to win to go through but our destiny is in our own hands.
"This is why you bring players to tournaments, to perform under pressure.
"We've had two games against two really tough sides. We've come out of that, we've conceded one goal.
"It's all to play for once again. We go into the last game and everyone's in the mix."
Pearce said: "We were up against a very good side.
"We came out of the
"And the Spanish then go out and beat the Czechs quite comprehensively [2-0].
"We defended very stoutly and up the other end, we were hoping to create one or two more clear-cut chances.
"But the defence from the Ukrainians was very good and the game ended up a 0-0."
He added: "I feel as though we can play better than we did. We've shown in the two games flashes of decent play where we've cut the opposition open.
"We've shown a real solid base at the back to give us a chance."
Pearce suggested England should have had a penalty when
"He looked like the one that was going to score," Pearce said.
"He's unloaded a thunderbolt in the first half which hit the bar.
"I was pleased with his contribution.
"I thought him and [
"One or players have given me a great deal to think about.
"The players who have not contributed so far might give us a lift on Sunday."
Pearce denied suggestions there were not enough goals in his squad.
"In the first half, we didn't get a player in support of
"Our link-up play has to be a little bit cuter."
He added: "We've got the likes of
"There's plenty of goals in. We'll have to create opportunities a little bit more clearly."
"We know we've got to go and win the last game and we'll give it everything to do that.
"We're working hard and we'll try to put things right in the next match."