Croatia striker Ivica Olic claims England are worried ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley.
England are in pole position to qualify for next summer’s finals with a 100 per cent record so far. Fabio Capello’s side face their Croatia at Wembley on Wednesday, a fixture they lost 3-2 in 2007 – a result that saw them miss out on Euro 2008.
Although England exacted revenge for the defeat with a 4-1 win in Zagreb earlier in the qualifying campaign for the 2010 finals, Olic believes the Wembley defeat has not been forgotten by the players.
“England seem worried about this match to me,” he told the Daily Star.
“I really do not understand the attack of some players, especially Terry, about a companion like Eduardo.
“I do not think he is a diver. He got treated badly with his ban.
“Perhaps they still remember the defeat at Wembley in 2007 and suffer fear for Wednesday night.
“This is a clear psychological war, but the answer is to win in London.
“A draw would still be a good result for us, but we will not be too defensive and go for 0-0. That is not the way we play.
“It will be a tough atmosphere after what we did last time we were at Wembley.
“We still remember losing 4-1 last year, but we can’t afford to worry about that too much.
“Our manager Slaven Bilic really wants us to win the game. He is confident we can do it again and we have to believe him.”