Joe Hart says England have to capitalise on remaining World Cup qualifiers at Wembley
Joe Hart has urged England to make the most of their remaining matches at Wembley as they seek to qualify automatically for the 2014 World Cup.
Roy Hodgson’s men currently lie second in Group H, two points behind Montenegro following a 1-1 draw with Branko Brnovic’s side on Tuesday.
But three of England’s last four qualifiers are at home and if they collect maximum points they will top the group and book their place in Brazil next year.
Hart said: “It is going to be tough. It is a really tough thing to qualify for a World Cup and you kind of take it a bit for granted.
"That's what we expect as a nation. We are England, we should be qualifying for things - but it is easier said than done.
"It is going to be difficult, but we aim to really capitalise on the home games.”
In this qualifying campaign the Three Lions have taken the lead away to Poland and Montenegro but have had to settle for a point each time.
However, Hart believes they could both prove to be useful results on the road to Brazil.
He added: "People ask about not holding on against Poland and Montenegro but they are tough places to come. Hopefully we will look back at Tuesday night as a good point earned.
"You've got to give respect to the opposition. I thought Montenegro were great in the second half and they made it hard for us.”