Poland coach issues warning to Roy Hodgson's Three Lions
Poland coach Waldemar Fornalik has told England not to underestimate his side when they clash in Warsaw tonight.
Fornalik issued the warning despite the fact the Poles have beaten the Three Lions just once in 17 previous meetings.
Poland have already drawn 2-2 in Montenegro and beaten Moldova 2-0 at home in Group H - so they are one of England's biggest rivals for a place in the World Cup Finals in Brazil.
And Fornalik said: "Poland and England games have always been seen as extremely important, and this is how we see this match too.
"We are aware of the high class of our opponents, but we also know what we are worth."
England know only too well that the Poles can pull off surprises.
They famously denied the Three Lions a place in the 1974 World Cup Finals by drawing 1-1 at Wembley and winning 2-0 at home. So Poland refuse to give up hope of another upset.
Fornalik added: "The two teams are going to be fighting for three points. There was a wise man who said that if go in aiming to draw, you're going to lose, but if you're planning to win, it's possible to draw.
"We mustn't forget that if perhaps we haven't succeeded for years against England, there was a problem. Now the approach is very different.
“It's not enough to say we must win, we must win, we must win. What it comes down to is going out and doing the best we can and in fact we can actually be victorious."
With talismanic captain Kuba Blaszczykowski - the Borussia Dortmund midfielder - out with an ankle injury, Fornalik has given the armband to defender Marcin Wasilewski.
And the 32-year-old Anderlecht star revealed he felt the importance of playing England personally.
He said: "I've always had extra emotions about this. I like watching them play and I like the Premier League.
“It was kind a dream of mine to get there, but I understand that my football career's slowly coming to an end, so I think it will remain a dream.
"But we are looking forward to this game. We're all aware that it's just another qualifier and just the beginning of the qualifying campaign.
“It’s not going to determine anything, but it would be good to blaze the trail."