England manager Gareth Southgate has showered encomium on his players following the 3-0 win against Senegal on Sunday.
The Three Lions outplayed the African champions in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 contest.
Southgate’s side will now face holders in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
“We know this is a step up from what we’ve had so far,” said Southgate after Sunday’s 3-0 win over Senegal.
“But the team have garnered so much experience in the last few years, they’re playing with confidence and we look threatening.
“We’re scoring goals and another clean sheet is lovely to see. We’re in a good place but we know the level of the opposition as well.
“England were nervy in the opening 30 minutes of their match against Senegal but Jordan Henderson’s opener put them in control.
“I was pleased with the ruthlessness of our execution, the progress they are making is phenomenal,” Southgate told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“The team made a very complicated game tonight look straightforward. It wasn’t the case but because of the mentality and attitude we made it look that way.”