Midfielder reveals he is desperate to be part of next summer’s tournament.
England captain Steven Gerrard has admitted that the prospect of not playing in next summer’s World Cup finals tournament in Brazil is ‘daunting’ according to The Daily Mail.
England currently sit second in their qualification group after a 2-2 draw with group leaders Macedonia last month in Podgorica.
Should the team fail to leapfrog Macedonia before the end of the campaign, they face the prospect of a two leg World Cup qualification play-off.
Gerrard admitted there is added pressure to qualify for next summer’s tournament with the FA currently celebrating their 150th year and the finals being held in Brazil.
Gerrard stated that there was no bigger place to host the World Cup than Brazil, with the exception of England.
The Liverpool midfielder revealed that the squad is desperate to be involved and that they will keep fighting towards that goal until the very end.
Gerrard insisted that he remains confident England can qualify as group winners and avoid a tricky play-off tie.
Englands fans aired their discontent following the draw with Macedonia but Gerrard feels some of the criticism of the team may be a bit harsh. He pointed out that Macedonia have some world class players amongst their ranks and the game was never going to be an easy one.