England captain Steven Gerrard believes the point claimed in the 1-1 draw against Poland could prove crucial to their World Cup qualifying ambitions come the end of the campaign.
The Three Lions looked less than convincing as they were pegged back by the Poles after Wayne Rooney had put them ahead in the rescheduled clash from Gerrard's corner.
The skipper admits aspects of England's performance were disappointing but the result leaves them top of Group H and he feels the share of the spoils earned could be key on the road to Brazil 2014.
The Liverpool midfielder, who won his 99th cap in Warsaw, told Sky Sports: "If you look at this point, hopefully when it comes to the end of the group, I think it will be an important point."
He added: "I don't think we played to our level today. It turned out to be tough but I think we've got ourselves to blame for that.
"I thought we'd done ok up until the goal; we'd gotten the lead, we'd done the hard stuff, quietened this hostile crowd.
"But then we never built on that. I thought we stopped passing the ball, we gave the ball away too much and we never build on that lead, so that's the disappointing thing."