According to Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard who incidentally will win his 100th cap for England when the three lions take on the Ukraine in their Group H qualifier at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on Tuesday night, thinks that England will have to pull out all the stops to beat a very talented Ukrainian team that has World Cup aspirations just as England do.
The last time the two teams met at Wembley they drew 1-1 with Lampard saying:
“They’re two separate games, I watched that game from home and it was a tough game.
“It maybe means a bit for them to get revenge but we just have to be on our game on the night.”
England are leading the group following their 4-0 win over Moldova with the Ukraine just one point behind.
“We were very aware it was a tough group from the outset,” Lampard added.
“People can dismiss a group when they don’t see a Spain or a Germany but we were aware there were some tough teams there.
“We’ve got to go out on Tuesday and get a result. It’s in our own hands with two home games to come after that.
“A win would put us in a very strong position. We’ve got two tough home games to come, but I think if we can fly back with three points then we’re in a very strong position to go through.”