Gary Cahill worried about Moldova’s pitch

England centre-half Gary Cahill has stated that the home nation are concerned with the quality of the pitch in Moldova.

The Three Lions travel to eastern Europe to take on the minnows in their first World Cup 2014 qualifier on Friday night, but the Chelsea defender has stated that the pitch could be a concern but that the visitors will be prepared for the game.

“It is going to be difficult,” Cahill told reporters, published in The Telegraph.

“The conditions over there are meant to be really bad. We are going over there to train on the pitch because it is not great, somebody was telling me. We have been made aware that conditions probably won’t be what we are used to but we will see that first hand when we train there.

“By the time we get to the game, we will be well aware of their strengths and weaknesses. We will be having meetings about individual players and their shape. We will be well drilled for the game.

“One of the positives out of the Euros was that we were well drilled defensively and organised. We did really well defensively which obviously makes my job now harder.

“I certainly feel I am fighting to get myself back in. But I don’t think there is ever going to be a time when I can rest on my laurels and think, ‘I am in the side now’,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight