Gerrard is keen to lower expectations after England followed up defeat to Chile with a loss to Germany's reserves - the first time in 36 years England have lost back-to-back games at Wembley, leaving them with a lot to prove in Brazil.
Gerrard said: "We're not one of the favourites. We know that.
"There are better teams out there than us - you only need to look at the rankings to see where we are.
"I think these results will bring people a little bit down from where they were after Poland and Montenegro.
"There will be a bit of realism and perspective out there."
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