Theo Walcott believes England’s confidence will make them contenders to win Euro 2016 next summer.
Roy Hodgson’s men have responded impressively to last year’s disappointing World Cup, winning all seven of their qualifying matches during a long, unbeaten run.
Saturday’s 6-0 triumph in San Marino continued that fine run and those three points were enough to secure the Three Lions’ place at the finals with three matches to spare.
England have caught the eye at times during the qualification campaign and, while accepting improvements still need to be made, Walcott believes next summer could be a tournament to remember.
“I think this team is getting better and better, and that’s what we want to do going into the tournament next year,” he said after coming off the bench to net a quick-fire brace in Serravalle.
“We’ve gone a long way towards that, so I am sure things are going to improve.
“There are big tests for us, but I believe in that dressing room and just the way we are playing as well.
“We are playing in the best league in the world, we’re improving every day, the players are playing at the top of their game.
“It’ll definitely be a big achievement if we can go far. I am sure that we can. The manager has got that in our system, that he believes in us.
“The belief is there, the confidence is there, so why not?”