Portsmouth's Defoe: England won't take Belarus lightly

Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe insists England won't be taking Belarus lightly in tonight's World Cup qualifier. The striker said: "The lads are confident. You can imagine after the Croatian game last month that everyone was buzzing. We want to keep it going and got another result at the weekend. "We will be watching the videos on Belarus, so everyone in their minds will know exactly what they are good at and what they are not good at. "No game at this level is easy. On Saturday we had to be patient - and once the first goal had gone in, we went on from there.

Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe insists England won't be taking Belarus lightly in tonight's World Cup qualifier.

The striker said: "The lads are confident. You can imagine after the Croatian game last month that everyone was buzzing. We want to keep it going and got another result at the weekend.

"We will be watching the videos on Belarus, so everyone in their minds will know exactly what they are good at and what they are not good at.

"No game at this level is easy. On Saturday we had to be patient - and once the first goal had gone in, we went on from there.

"We won't under-estimate them, but if we work hard and pass the ball like we can do we should get the three points."

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