England takes on Spain in a international friendly match on Friday, and Raheem Sterling sees it as a good opportunity for the Three Lions.
England steamrolled through the Euro 2016 qualifiers, winning all 10 games in Group E. The team scored 31 goals in those three games while only allowing three.
Manchester City attacking midfielder Raheem Sterling believes that the game against Spain will a good test for England.
“We know it was a good run in qualifying and we were unbeaten but this is the real challenge against some of Europe’s best teams and this is where we get to see where we are for the tournament in the summer,” Sterling told The Daily Mirror. “Hopefully we can show what we can do.
“It’s been a good year for the national team. We’ve had new players come in and done well. There’s some exciting times ahead for England.
“I’m a young player, I’m talking like a senior player but I’m only a young player and hopefully we can all come together and shine for our country and take our club form into the tournament at the end of the season.”
Sterling also spoke about his time so far at City, which he joined in the summer from Liverpool.
“I go training every day and see players of that calibre everyday: Vinny [Vincent Kompany], Sergio [Aguero], David [Silva] and Joe [Hart], we can achieve for many years,” Sterling said. “I’m just happy to be in a squad like that. I want to continue my development and win trophies.
“But I am not focused on that the moment. It’s good for now but the real test comes in May. I’m doing alright for my club.
“I’m happy to be top of the league and I’ve scored in some important games. We’ve got a good bunch of lads there who’ve helped me settle in really well.”