Tough for England to qualify: Hart

Roy Hodgson’s side remain in second spot in their group after surrendering a half-time lead in the 1-1 draw with leaders Montenegro in Podgorica.

It was a similar scenario to the draw in Poland in October when last night’s scorer, Wayne Rooney, also put England ahead before they were pegged back.

Joe Hart

But Hart believes such challenges away from home are not easy to overcome and that England have to try and capitalise on a promising position in their remaining Wembley games. The Manchester City goalkeeper said: “Poland and Montenegro are tough places to come. Hopefully we will look back at last night as a good point earned. You’ve got to give respect to the opposition. I thought Montenegro were great in the second half and they made it hard for us.

“How I do assess the group? It is going to be tough. It is a really tough thing to qualify for a World Cup and you kind of take it a bit for granted.”

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