Kamil Glik believes Poland did a good job of nullifying England's threat during their 1-1 draw in Warsaw on Wednesday.
A game which had to be pushed back due to bad weather in the Polish capital on Tuesday eventually ended all square, with a disjointed display from the Three Lions making life easier for the hosts.
Wayne Rooney broke the deadlock at the National Stadium, but his effort was England's only one on target and Glik was able to level matters with a header of his own 20 minutes from time.
The Torino defender feels Poland performed admirably against Roy Hodgson's men, with coach Waldemar Fornalik getting his tactical approach spot on.
"The most important thing was that I lost (Joleon) Lescott in the penalty area, and thanks to that I scored," said Glik.
"I do not score goals very often, so I was extremely happy.
"England did not create a real scoring opportunity in the game, mainly because we prepared well, showed team spirit and did a good job."
Borussia Dortmund full-back Lukasz Piszczek admits he was at fault for England's opener, with Rooney able to drift into space inside the box and connect with a Steven Gerrard corner.
He said: "Rooney is a world class player. I was trying to do my best to make his role more difficult, but one time he got away from me.
"The ball went behind me and Rooney got to it. I will have to watch it again on video and analyse what happened carefully."