Pole praises ‘fantastic’ England display.
Poland international goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes that England can win next summer’s World Cup in Brazil, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Arsenal shot-stopper was between the sticks for his country as they took on the Three Lions in their final Group H qualifier at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night in a match that the home side won 2-0 to book their place at next year’s tournament after topping their section ahead of second-placed Ukraine.
And after the exciting display delivered by Roy Hodgson’s men at the home of football to see off the Poles thanks to strikes in each half from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard, the Gunners No 1 now thinks that England are more than capable of going all the way in South America.
“I thought offensively England were fantastic. They created a lot of chances, which was probably good for me as it meant I could make a couple of good saves, but I am obviously very disappointing about the result,” Szczesny said.
“England are also solid in defence now, so if they keep going like that and can improve a bit more, then surely they will have a chance at the World Cup.
“If they can go to Brazil with the same attitude which beat us, then they will be one of the favourites, and I think they believe they are. I hope they can do very well.
“They can go all the way. Obviously if I was there I would be hoping Poland could win it, but I will be hoping that England can now go all the way and win it.
“There are no realistic targets when you go to the World Cup, you just want to win and make your dream come true.”
However, Hodgson and Co are likely to be placed in the second pot of teams when the draw for next summer’s global show-piece event takes place in Rio in December.
And that means that England could be placed alongside the likes of current world and European champions Spain, the hosts and five-time world champions Brazil, arch-enemies Germany or Argentina in the group stages.