World Cup: Jack Wilshere confident England can make World Cup after Ukraine draw
Jack Wilshere says England are happy with their draw in Ukraine and is confident they can qualify for the World Cup.
Last Updated: 11/09/13 12:59pm
England's passage to Brazil 2014 remains in their hands after Tuesday's stalemate in Kiev, which saw them go a point clear at the top of Group H.
It means England are guaranteed a place at next year's finals if they beat Montenegro and Poland at Wembley in their final two fixtures next month.
Despite that healthy position England came in for some criticism for their display at the Olympiyskiy national stadium, where they struggled to keep possession and create clear-cut chances.
Wilshere, though, defended their performance and says the point gained represents a job well done.
"We have got two home games now. We expect to win our home games and if we do then we will be on the plane to Brazil so that was a good point" said the Arsenal midfielder.
"This is a difficult place to come. In the end it was a fair result. We wanted to win, but sometimes the ball doesn't bounce for you. At half-time we said, 'look, it's there to be won for us'. But overall we were happy.
"It was a strange game. One minute we were on the attack and the other minute they were. We defended really well. We stood up to them and had a few chances of our own at the end."
On a personal level, Wilshere believes his experience in Kiev will stand him in good stead in the future.
Despite the hype surrounding the 21-year-old, Tuesday night's clash was only Wilshere's 10th appearance in an England shirt and his first competitive international away from home since a win over Wales in 2011.
"It was my biggest international game, my first big one away," he added.
"It was a hostile atmosphere. It was good for me. It was a good experience. I had a lot of experience around me with me with Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard and they helped me.
"It always helps when you have that experience in your team. You can't just give that to anyone. It comes over time. They have been there and done it and they showed that."