Wednesday, 17 October, 2012
Captain Steven Gerrard disappointed with just a point in Poland
Steven Gerrard admits England were left disappointed following their World Cup qualifying draw with Poland.
The Three Lions took the lead through Wayne Rooney’s 31st minute deflected header but the hosts equalised when Kamil Glik struck 20 minutes from time.
Rooney had the chance to double the visitors’ lead moments before they levelled but Gerrard insists a point in Warsaw could prove invaluable.
The Liverpool star said: “It’s a decent point but the lads are slightly disappointed.
“We know we can play better than that, especially after taking the lead. We should have seen the game out and taken the three points but it wasn’t to be.
“But I believe this will be a good point at the end of the day – but only time will tell and we’ll have to see what happens at the end of the group.”
England sit top of Group H with eight points from their opening four matches but Gerrard feels they should have a bigger tally at this stage.
He added: “We’re disappointed not to take three points today so our points tally could be a lot better, but this is a tough place to come.
“I thought they handled the pitch slightly better than us today, that's the disappointing thing.
"But we’re not going to grumble taking a point away from here because I don’t think anyone in the group will come here and take maximum points.
"It’s a tough place to come and they're a fantastic team on the counterattack as you’ve seen tonight."