England manager, Gareth Southgate believes his side has a foundation to work on after consecutive goalless draws against Brazil and England.
With a place in Russia already secured, Southgate pitched his men against the top two teams in the world.
And the resilience shown by the three lions has given their manager a level of satisfaction ahead of the competition in Russia.
“We had the best defensive record in Europe in qualifying, now we’ve played the best two teams in the world and kept two clean sheets. That gives us something to build on,” Southgate told ITV Sport.
“We know we need to be better with the ball than we were tonight – I thought we were a bit anxious with it – but even then when you dig in, you get half chances at the end that could win you the game. It’s a base to work from.”