Stand in captain Gary Cahill has urged his men not to take their upcoming friendlies with levity.
The Chelsea centre back was named captain, with Wayne Rooney out with a knee injury.
England will fave Germany tomorrow and Netherlands on Tuesday, with Cahill citing the importance of both matches.
“It is a chance [to lay down a marker],” he said at his pre-match media conference. “We know ourselves it’s a friendly, but at the same time there are no friendly games for England.
“We want to play the right way, but we know we are going to be judged, especially against tough opposition. We just want to keep going the same way and play how we have been playing
“It’s another great test against a great opposition and one we are all looking forward to. We have got two more games and at the end of them it gives us a chance to see where we are playing against top players.”