Wembley Stadium

Next Game

England v Slovenia

Saturday, 15 November 2014, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Last Game

Estonia 0 - 1 England

Sunday, 12 October 2014, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Lampard: England on course

Frank Lampard believes England are in good shape to qualify for next year's World Cup following their 0-0 draw with Ukraine on Tuesday night.

Last Updated: 11/09/13 at 17:56 Post Comment

Frank Lampard: Confident England will qualify for the World Cup

Frank Lampard: Confident England will qualify for the World Cup

England's performance was criticised by a number of former players including Gary Lineker, who branded the showing by Roy Hodgson's side as "awful".

But Chelsea midfielder Lampard, who earned his 100th cap for the Three Lions in Kiev, is confident England are more than capable of topping their qualifying group to secure their passage to Brazil.

"Playing two games at home and with the way we have been performing there lately, I fancy us to do it," Lampard said.

"We all know how difficult it is when you go away in competition football in the group games.

"Of course we wanted to win but you have to dig in sometimes and we did that in the second half."

England were without the suspended Danny Welbeck for the game against Ukraine as well as injured strike duo Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge.

Lampard believes Rickie Lambert did well leading the line in their absence and feels England will be a stronger team when they return to the fold.

"I thought Rickie Lambert did very well holding the ball up last night and he worked his socks off - he's got real quality," said Lampard.

"But the options you are talking about - when you are without Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge, the form striker in the Premier League, then of course you are going to miss players like that.

"We will be stronger when they come back because you want to choose from all your fit players.

"Unfortunately, there will always be a couple of injured players at any stage in an England squad of 24 or whatever. The team have to react and get results like we did here."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

Premier League: Louis van Gaal won't let critics get to him

Louis van Gaal is not bothered by the criticism that has come his way since he arrived at Manchester United.

Sky sources: Mike Ashley proposes an emergency loan offer to Rangers

Sky Sports understands that Mike Ashley is proposing an emergency loan offer to Rangers.

Europa League: Everton investigating trouble in Lille before Thursday's match

Everton will work with Merseyside and French police to establish the facts about Thursday's crowd trouble in Lille.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property