Leighton Baines insists England must collect six points from their World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.
Roy Hodgson's side face San Marino, who are bottom of Group H with no points, on Friday before flying on to Montenegro to play the Group H leaders next Tuesday.
With England in second place, two points behind Montenegro and three points ahead of Poland, who have a game in hand, Everton left-back Baines believes his team-mates must stay focussed in their bid to reach Brazil 2014.
"The first game is one that everyone expects us to win and is a game we must win," Baines told the Football Association's website.
"And then it's a tougher game after that, one that's going to be really difficult and one that we really need to win.
"We want to finish the season in terms of qualifying on a high and in the best possible position to pick it up at the start of next season.
"The two draws put us under more pressure to win this one and the worst case is that we don't lose the game because there are plenty more games to come."