Tom Cleverley insists England have no thoughts of playing for a draw on Tuesday in Montenegro.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has earned his first England call-up under manager Roy Hodgson for the World Cup qualifiers
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is in line for his 100th England cap.
Everton left-back Leighton Baines says the battle for the international spot has been driving him on this season.
The 27-year-old has featured for his country this season, but says with Ashely Cole the established choice back in the squad, he has a fight on his hands.
"I've been trying to keep my form up at club level between the two international breaks," he told evertontv.
"The competition for places is just the way it is. It's something you just have to accept.
"You respect the players in the squad and the other players who are in your position that much that you know you may not play.
"All you can always do is do the best you can for your club and that's what I've been trying to do."
Frank Lampard will miss England's game against San Marino with a knee injury.
With Steven Gerrard suspended Lampard was set to captain the Three Lions, but his withdrawal leaves Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart in the frame to wear the armband.
Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey has been called into the England squad to face San Marino and Poland.
Steven Gerrard on England's performance after they crashed out of Euro 2012 on penalties to Italy in the quarter final.
Glen Johnson talks about Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, Sunday's Euro 2012 showdown with Italy and comparisons between Roy Hodgson and Fabio Capello.
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney says he's delighted to be back and feels ready and excited to get out onto the pitch. With his club team-mate Danny Welbeck and Liverpool's Andy Carroll both in scoring form for England, the striker says it's great to have competition to push him to be at his best.