Boss Roy Hodgson says England will be playing for the win in Podgorica
England Manager Roy Hodgson
admits his team will not be playing for a draw when they face World Cup qualifying group
leaders Montenegro on Tuesday.
Hodgson's Three Lions are brimming with confidence following their impressive 8-0 win over San Marino
last week and going into their next crucial encounter he says they are ready for the challenge.
The boss admits he has a full squad to choose from and says the players are well aware of the importance of the game in Podgorica.
"We are aware of the importance of the game. Our aim is to go out and try win the game. We come here in good spirits, the form is very good," he said.
"We realise it won't be an easy task but we didn't expect one. I expect the team to play well.
"We don't play for draws, we haven't yet and we won't (against Montenegro). We have attacking qualities and will try to use them.
"When you play in the big matches for club or country, if you are an experienced player, a big name in the team, you always have that responsibility to play well and be the leader everyone expects you to be.
"We have those players and I expect them to take that responsibility."
He continued: "I think we are very well equipped. We are not that young as a team, and the so-called young players have a lot of experience, not only through playing for England but through top club football.
"If you say the Montenegro fans will be very active and vocal I would say that is how it should be.
Hodgson has no doubt that Joleon Lescott and Chris Smalling will be ready to produce their best form if they are chosen to play at the heart of the England defence on Tuesday night.
Hodgson added: "In Lescott we have a man who helped Manchester City to their first Premier League title in 40-odd years and Smalling is someone who is playing regularly for the champions-elect.
"We have players who can play at the highest level. I trust the pair of them and respect them to do very well.
"There will be no sleep lost from me over that. Furthermore I think Steven Taylor and Steven Caulker could come in and do well."
The match will be live on ITV kicking off at 8pm (GMT).