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Stevan Jovetic fires England warning

Jovetic looking to fill the void left by Mirko Vucinic. (©GettyImages)
Jovetic looking to fill the void left by Mirko Vucinic. (©GettyImages).

Stevan Jovetic wants to beat England and get to the World Cup, adding that his country expect to win every game they play.

The Manchester City summer signing may well have to lead the line for his country at Wembley, with national teammate Mirko Vucinic picking up a knock in Juventus' weekend fixture.

The former Fiorentina man usually prefers a slightly withdrawn role, though given his countryman's potential absence, it makes Jovetic's importance to the team even greater.

And, the 23-year-old certainly won't be found wanting for motivation when he walks out on the famous Wembley turf, stating that it is his dream to appear in the World Cup.

"I have two dreams - to win the Champions League with City and go to the World Cup in Brazil with Montenegro," Jovetic said in the Independent. 

"I am very excited by the game. We have two games left in the group and if we get good results we can qualify.

"For us it means everything to get to the finals of the World Cup or the European Championship because we are such a small country. It is important not just for football reasons but also for the prestige of the country."

And the City forward believes his country - who only played their first international fixture as an independent nation post-World Cup 2006 - can draw inspiration from other neighbouring countries who have made the tournament in the past:

"We have seen neighbouring countries like Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia reach the finals in the past and now we want to get there," he added.

England will go into the game as unquestionable favourites and the Wembley crowd will expect Roy Hodgson's side to take the game to a country with a population of just 620,000.

Jovetic admits it will be tough for his side, and acknowledges that the hosts are favourites.

However, the striker - yet to make much of an impact for City following his move from Serie A - says his country have nothing to fear, adding that his country always expects.

"England are the favourites because they have so many good players and they are a huge nation," he concluded.

"We have played them three times and shown we can compete with them.

"There is a lot of expectation on us from our own country. The people in my country expect us to beat any team, no matter who they are."

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