Lions Find Their Roar

POSTED: 07 October 2011


Lions Find Their Roar

England’s situation in the Euro 2012 qualifier should be easy for any squad; one point to qualify for the finals. And as for their situation with Montenegro, the path to a win looks clear and uncluttered.

They have a problem in their midfield, and Steven Gerrard’s presence would have been a massive boost. But based on their performance in the group stage so far it shouldn’t be that much of a problem. Five wins, 2 draws and no losses; maintain the energy and keep up the performance level, and a victory for England is in the bag.

Montenegro are in slightly more trouble, with a form that needs to be more threatening to challenge Fabio Capello’s squad. Although it’s not absolutely horrid at 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, it might not be enough to contain an English squad who need only one point to advance.

The Three Lions were held at a 0-0 draw by Montenegro the last time; I believe that Capello’s boys will make sure this does not happen again. The stakes are too high, and the payoff for a win is too good.

Verdict: England win