ADAM LALLANA knows that England's biggest test is still to come - against Spain at Wembley on Tuesday.
The Liverpool midfielder saw plenty of progress in Friday's World Cup qualifying win over Scotland, where he also scored.
But Lallana, part of the team which lost 2-0 to Spain in Alicante a year ago today, said: "Tuesday is a massive test for us. It will be very hard. It's a different game, a different dimension. We had a tough game in Spain and they gave us the runaround at times. Hopefully, the boss has a way for us to set up and play well against them.
"In the summer it was a massive knock for us, confidence-wise, to go out of Euro 2016 like that to Iceland. So, it was going to take time to recover.
"The change of managers has not helped, as well. But, hopefully, we can gain some momentum now under Gareth. And there was definitely some progress against Scotland from the Malta game.
"We're still by no means the finished article. We started both halves against Scotland very sloppily and gave them a few chances. But, as the game went on, I thought we started controlling the game, scored goals at the vital moments - and that's a sign of a good team."