England stopper is looking for another clean sheet for U21s against Serbia on Tuesday
is confident England can reach the Euro 2013 Finals by finishing off the job in their play-off second leg in Serbia on Tuesday.
The Birmingham City stopper kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 first leg victory in Norwich
on Friday night, the Young Lions fourth shut-out on the bounce.
Now, after their arrival in Serbia on Sunday afternoon, Butland knows if he can do it again in Krusevac then Stuart Pearce’s team will take their place in Israel next summer.
“We feel we have to score on Tuesday,” said Butland, “We’re a goal up, and they’ve not got an away goal so it was a job well done on Friday.
“We always set out to keep a clean sheet and that’s what we got, so we now know that if we don’t concede then we’re through.
“We’re very strong as a team defensively and have great ability to attack as well, so if we keep clean sheets we’re confident that we’ll score and we’ll win games.”
Although it was a narrow victory at Carrow Road after England failed to make the most of their chances in front of goal, Butland is confident his team mates will make a breakthrough away from home.
“It would be more worrying if we didn’t create any chances. We had a lot of opportunities but they didn’t go in, on another day they will.
“Their keeper has pulled off a great save from Caulks’ [Steven Caulker] header and we know it could have been more.
“But the important thing is we got the win without letting a goal in, and we have a goal to take into the second leg.”
Butland, who was in great form again in training on Sunday morning pulling off a fantastic save from a Raheem Sterling effort [watch below], is expecting a tricky game in Krusevac.
A 14,000 sell-out crowd is expected at the Mladost Stadium, which is home to Serbian First League outfit FK Napredak
And with a partizan support behind them, Serbia will be out to overcome the one-goal deficit.
“They were a very physical team, so we know it will be tough,” added Butland.
“They’ll be exactly the same over here and will have a crowd behind them which could make it potentially very hostile.
“But we’re going to go into the match and try to implement the same game plan as we did in Norwich.
“If we do that then we’ll score goals.”
Tuesday's Euro 2013 play-off second leg in Serbia will be live on ESPN. Kick off is 5pm BST