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BROAD - THERE'S NO 'I' IN ENGLAND
Stuart Broad admits any dressing room disharmony will damage England's hopes of winning the third Investec Test with South Africa at Lord's next week.
Broad was speaking in the aftermath of Kevin Pietersen's post-second Test press conference when he claimed there were dressing room issues which needed to be resolved. Nottinghamshire paceman Broad insists the team environment is fine but stressed the need for any potential problems to be resolved before the next meeting with the Proteas.
He told Sky Sports News: "What is vital is that we turn up to Lord's with all 11 players making sure England win that Test and that all our energies and focus is going towards that. "If you just have one player slightly off, it can be quite damaging."
Broad added: "It is important that once we get to Lord's as a group, whoever is there, we make sure we are fully there mentally and win that game. But if there is a problem, it is important it gets sorted and we take the field at Lord's with 11 guys who want to win for England.
"What is important, is everyone in that changing room is singing from the same hymn sheet and we are there to win for England."
Pietersen also hinted at feeling isolated in the dressing room but Broad is adamant it is harmonious place.
He said: "From that press conference, you could be led to think that (feeling isolated) but in the changing room it is an amazing place.
"We spend virtually every day together, it is thoroughly enjoyable, we have a laugh. There is not a better working environment to go into.
"You get out of bed to go and play with your mates for your country. It is one of the biggest honours you could ever have and within that changing room everyone values that."
England need to win that encounter to draw the series and retain their number one Test status in the ICC rankings.