England midfielder says there is no room for complacency against Moldova on Friday
England v Moldova
FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifier
8pm, Friday 6 September
Live on ITV
insists England will be taking it one game at a time with an important World Cup qualifying double-header this week.
The Manchester United midfielder is at St. George's Park
preparing alongside his Three Lions team mates for Group H fixtures against Moldova at Wembley on Friday night
, then away in Ukraine on Tuesday.
With Ukraine hanging on England's coat-tails just a point behind with four to play, it would be easy for the team to have that game in their minds, considering Roy Hodgson's men comfortably beat the Moldovans 5-0 on their own patch twelve months ago.
But Carrick says the result in Chisinau will count for nothing nothing when the teams go head to head in London this week and they must be focused on the task in hand.
"We won’t be complacent at all, the result we got away was a terrific result but that has gone," said Carrick. "This is a new scenario and a different game completely, so complacency won’t be an issue.
"You can’t look too far ahead, the players are thinking about the next game and you have to, you have to put in all your efforts to win games at this level. If you don’t put all your effort in you wont do yourself justice or your country.
"First and foremost the home game is vitally important for us to go and put a performance on and come away with the points. It would give us a great start to the week and then we’ll re-assess after that. Two wins will be ideal, hopefully we can get them."
The trip to Kiev four days later will also be pivotal for both England and Ukraine, who faced each other during qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.
England's away match in that campaign ended in defeat, but by that time their passage to South Africa was secure.
This time around there is plenty at stake, but Carrick says Hodgson's men have the belief to get a result in Kiev.
“We’ve all been to places and got results," he said. "Over the years as England we’ve got results in the toughest of places. It’s just finding the right result on the night.
"We’ve shown over the years that in one-off games we can perform; it’s about finding consistency and it frustrates us when that doesn’t happen.
"We've got to believe."
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