England skipper says the focus is on beating Moldova before they think about Ukraine trip
England v Moldova
FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifier
8pm, Friday 6 September
Live on ITV
Steven Gerrard believes this is a big week for England as they target maximum points from World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
The England skipper says they have a game to win against Moldova and are focused only on the task in hand, and not the trip to Kiev on Tuesday when they will face a side just one point behind them in the group.
Since England's 5-0 win in Chisinau, the Moldovans have earned draws against both Ukraine and Poland, and Gerrard says that it highlights just how well the Three Lions performed last September.
"The game was won at half time and hopefully that's the case tomorrow night." he said.
"We certainly need to start the game and take it to them. The pressure is on us and we accept that, but we are confident we can get the job done."
He continued: "In many ways Tuesday will be a more difficult test, but we've still got to beat Moldova, be professional and put in a good performance.
"We show the same attitude as we did when we went away from home then I'm sure we can win tomorrow night as well, but it's a big week and we need as many points as possible."
Gerrard hopes his Liverpool team mate Daniel Sturridge is back in the frame when they travel to Ukraine.
The 33-year-old was disappointed when the Reds striker was ruled out of Friday's game against Moldova with a thigh injury.
After bagging three goals in three games to send the Anfield club to the top of the Premier League, Gerrard feels the form of the ex-Chelsea man could really help the Three Lions.
"It's a shame for Daniel, the stage is set for him to come and shine and do well," said Gerrard.
"Fingers crossed he can come back on Saturday evening, the injury has settled down and he's available for Tuesday.
"He certainly makes our squad stronger."
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