Striker says he's positive England will qualify for World Cup in Brazil
Wayne Rooney says he is positive England will win the upcoming matches and qualify for the World Cup in Brazil.
England go in to the final two games of Group H knowing that wins against Montenegro and Poland at Wembley will be enough to ensure qualification – however, despite his confidence the striker was also keen to guard against complacency.
He said: “We're going to do it. We're going to get to the World Cup.
"I'm confident, we're confident, but you always have to be sure you're not over-confident. These are going to be two tough games for us, but we're good enough to do it."
Rooney was forced to sit out England’s previous two games due to a head injury sustained in training, but has been in scintillating form so far this term for Manchester United – scoring five goals in his last six games.
He appeared to be limping in the closing stages of his side’s 2-1 Premier League victory at Sunderland on Saturday, but was quick to allay fears the injury would keep him out of the qualifying games.
"I've got a little knock but I'll be fine for England," he said.
"I can't wait to be honest. As soon as the Sunderland game had finished, I started to think about England."
England have qualified for eight of the past nine major tournaments, and the 27-year-old says the prospect at not being in the World Cup in Brazil does not bear thinking about.
He added: "Would it be unthinkable not to get to Rio? Of course, this is crunch time.
"They are going to be two tough games, though, because Montenegro and Poland are good sides and their best qualities are on the counter attack.
"We will have to try and break them down and make sure we don't get caught out at the back. I think we'll do it, but nobody should think it's going to be easy."
England take on Montenegro on Friday 11 October as they begin the final leg of the journey to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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