Juventus star believes he has found England’s weak link.
Montenegro striker Mirko Vucinic believes that his side have a good chance to exploit England’s weak defence on Tuesday night.
The 29-year-old will lead the line for his country in Podgorica, in what could be a vital qualifier for both sides in their bids to reach the 2014 World Cup.
England currently trail their rivals by two points in Group H, and victory for the home side would be another step to automatic qualification leaving Roy Hodgson’s men facing a potential play-off.
Vucinic has suggested his side can enjoy success against an England centre-half partnership that lacks the experience needed at international level with Chris Smalling and Joleon Lescott expected to pair up on Tuesday.
“I certainly do see that as a source of weakness because, if they do not really play for their own clubs, I don’t see why their national coach should pick them for the team,” he said as reported by Sky Sports.
Asked for his opinion on whether he expected Rio Ferdinand and John Terry to still feature for the Three Lions he added: “The match would be better and more interesting if they played because they are certainly among the best defenders in the world today.”
Vucinic will spearhead the Montenegro attack along with Fiorentina star Steven Jovetic, as they look to move closer to their dream of playing in the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Both men have been in fine form domestically, with Vucinic helping Juventus to top spot in Serie A as well as a Champions League quarter-final berth.
Jovetic leads Fiorentina’s charge to finishing in the top three in Italy, and will be pivotal to their chances of securing a historic win over Hodgson’s side.