Shoaib Akhtar is expecting Pakistan to shrug off the psychological damage caused by their three-day innings defeat in the second Test at Old Trafford and bounce back against England at Headingley on Friday.
The Pakistan fast bowler spent last week in Manchester in the nets resuming his comeback from ankle surgery while his team-mates slid to defeat.
But, having studied their response, Shoaib is convinced Pakistan have the mettle to come back strongly. "It was a bad game for Pakistan, but it's one of those games you have to go through," he said. "I would try to forget all about it if it was me.
"They were not too low about the performance. I think we have a very good captain in Inzamam because he's very determined, but he's also very relaxed.
"Now we've lost there is nothing you can do about it apart from have a couple of days off and then look at the things we've done wrong."
Shoaib wants the series to remain alive for his possible comeback in the final Test at The Oval starting on August 17. He hopes to compete for Berkswell against St George's in the Birmingham League on Saturday and to try to improve his match-fitness before he attempts to convince coach Bob Woolmer of his readiness for a Test.
He said: "I can't wait to start playing again. I want to get a bit of match practice before the Oval Test. I'm building up to bowling at full pace and power and I am getting there."