Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes England can cope with the pressure in Montenegro
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to face the pressure which will come during Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Montenegro.
The England star is part of Roy Hodgson’s squad to face the Group H table-toppers in Podgorica, knowing that a victory will be enough to leap-frog them.
But with the Three Lions likely to face a hot atmosphere at the City Stadium, the Arsenal man knows that England will have to keep their heads.
He said: "We know what we've got to do, it's a pressure game but they are all pressure games for us.
"It will be hostile but if you look around this squad, the players have experienced hostile environments before at club and international level.
"It is a different challenge for us to overcome but, at the end of the day, it's a game of football and what goes on inside the white lines isn't to do with who is outside of them.”
With England and Montenegro pulling clear of Ukraine and Poland in the group table, it’s the biggest game in this qualifying campaign to date.
But the 19-year-old says England just have to concentrate on getting the basics right before they can look beyond that as the race for Brazil 2014 hots up.
He added: "It is the key game, definitely. It is good to win every game but, with them being top of the group, it is even more important.
"You can't look too far into it because you then start getting distracted, and it puts added pressure onto you.
"If we can match them mentally and physically and approach the game in a right way, we've got a good chance."