Jordan Henderson says the sole aim of the three lions of England is to become the number one team in the world.
England are on course to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup. However, they have the habit of qualifying for competitions and then underperforming.
But Henderson insists they are ready to improve on that record in the coming years.
“As a team, that is what we want to achieve: to get to the World Cup, first and foremost, and then when we get there we want to do well,”
said the Liverpool captain. “We will definitely think about it but at the end of the day, you have got to do the business in the next few games that we play to qualify.
“We have spoken together as a squad and the target is to be the number one team in the world, however long it takes, we don’t know. It is down to us as a team how far we want to go and how far we want to push ourselves.
“Hopefully we can do that sooner rather than later. I know it is going to take time, but I feel as though we have a great set of lads, a great set of players, a lot of talent, a lot of hard work goes into it.
“At the same time, we have not performed in the last few tournaments I have been to, definitely, and a lot more before that. We need to change something.
“First and foremost, we have to get there and make sure we are there. Then the mentality has to change and we need to go and be better than we have been. Obviously, we know the Euros was not good enough and the World Cup was disappointing. It is a big challenge but one I feel we are ready for.”