Tonight’s match is a difficult one to gauge. Poland can’t qualify for the World Cup, but are playing a team that need to win in order to qualify – it’s not easy to know what to expect from them. Gary Cahill has admitted that the England side agree. Playing a team that has nothing to lose can be dangerous, especially when their pride is on the line.
The Chelsea enforcer has spoken out about how playing a team with no pressure can throw all your gameplans out the window.
One thing he is certain of though is that although they can’t control how the Poles play they can control “how we go out and play”. He definitely is not ready to go out of the competition yet, and is extremely eager to add winning against the Poland at Wembley and qualifying tonight to his recent accolades (including winning the Champions League and FA Cup in 18 months).
He knows not to underestimate the Polish team, despite their defeat on Friday against the Ukraine. Like the rest of the England squad he is aware of the pressure he is under, and with his partnership with Jagielka going from strength-to-strength in the last six games hopefully it will be strong enough to finish off the job.