England boss Fabio Capello hailed a superb 12 months after their friendly victory in Germany last night.
The Three Lions rounded off a memorable year in perfect style by beating Germany 2-1 in Berlin.
Capello's side dominated throughout and even recovered from the setback of conceding a needless equaliser thanks to a mix-up between goalkeeper Scott Carson and match-winner John Terry to secure their deserved success.
"I think it is impossible to be better than this," he said.
"We have played nine games and after every one I said the players had taken another step forward. Today is another one.
"The players played very well. They played like a team. That was very important."
Capello continued: "It was a very good result for us.
"I said yesterday I had confidence in the team because I felt the players knew what I wanted during the game and knew what they had to do.
"We played very well, all the players did. They played with confidence and technical ability and I am very happy about that."