England can 'go all the way' at the World Cup, claims Poland and Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny

The stopper was impressed by the Three Lions during his side's 2-0 defeat at Wembley

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England can win the World Cup in Brazil claims the man who was pelted with shots during last night's match at Wembley.

Poland keeper Wojciech Szczesny was hugely impressed with the side that ran out 2-0 winners to secure their ticket to next summer's tournament, and sees no reason why they shouldn't believe they can go all the way in Brazil.

Szczesny, who stood in following an injury to Artur Boruc, was impressive throughout, making saves from Andros Townsend, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck.

However, the Arsenal stopper could do nothing about Rooney's headed goal just before half-time before seeing England captain Steven Gerrard lift the ball over him in the final minutes.

Szczesny believes Hodgson's squad can continue to grow in confidence over the next seven months and go on to make a real impact when they get to Brazil.

"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."

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