Jagielka confident ahead of crucial England World Cup qualifiers

England defender Phil Jagielka insists the team are in a positive frame of mind as they prepare to face Montenegro and Poland in two final World Cup qualifiers which will determine whether Roy Hodgson's men will be travelling to Brazil next summer.

England defender Phil Jagielka insists the team are in a positive frame of mind as they prepare to face Montenegro and Poland in two final World Cup qualifiers which will determine whether Roy Hodgson's men will be travelling to Brazil next summer.

"We should have got it done and dusted by now but obviously that's not the case," the Everton captain said.

"But we're still looking at it from a very positive angle. The two results we need, it's in our hands, and we're looking at booking that flight to Rio."

"I was there when we drew the game away at Montenegro, as a team they've got a fantastic unit together," he added.

"They put us under a lot of pressure, they are progressing and they're confident as well.

"They're going into this game as confident as us due to the fact they've picked up draws against us before, and they're still in with a chance of trying to qualify themselves.

"We all know the task that lies ahead. I think there are quite a few people who've got the experience of being in similar situations before, so they've got big roles to play.

"We've also got some young lads with fantastic ability, so we're massively confident we can go out there and put on a good performance which can hopefully produce goals."

 
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