Slovenia captain Robert Koren hopes to face an England side boasting a fully-fit Wayne Rooney when the two nations meet in their World Cup Group C encounter on June 23.
West Brom midfielder Koren also admits he will use his experience of the Premier League to try to help his countrymen cause an upset in South Africa.
Slovenia and England go head-to-head in Port Elizabeth in what could be a deciding final group game for both teams before the knockout stages get under way three days later.
England's hopes of success this summer contain Rooney at the heart with his spectacular form for Manchester United this season - scoring 34 goals - earning him the PFA Player of the Year award last Sunday.
"He (Rooney) is a great player," Koren said. "He has shown this already for a couple of years. This year he has had a really good season. He's very mentally strong.
"I hope he will stay away from injury because when you are watching that kind of tournament you want all the big players 100% fit and ready to play and show you how good they are. This will help people enjoy the game.
"But when we meet England we won't only be focusing on him because England have a lot of good players in their squad.
"We need to concentrate like a team to stop them. But at the end of the day we know that we cannot just defend, we need to create chances and score goals. We try to do this every game."
He added: "It's a big game, a massive game - not just for me but for everybody in our team.
"Of course I'm playing in England so everyone is saying it's special for me. But when I'm playing football I don't think this way - 'We are meeting England and now I need to show something'.
"We will stick with our plan. Every player needs to play his part. It's 11 against 11 and we will try to do our best to get a result in this game.
"But, of course, it will help me a lot that I am playing in England to play against them. With my experience I will try to help the rest of the team and our manager with some information."