Liverpool ace Gerrard excited about England team potential

England skipper Steven Gerrard is excited about the potential of Roy Hodgson's team.

England skipper Steven Gerrard is excited about the potential of Roy Hodgson's team.

The Liverpool midfielder is confident the mixture of young talent and experience in the camp means England can look forward with confidence ahead of the opening qualifier in Moldova tomorrow evening and the home clash with Ukraine on Tuesday.

Gerrard said: "You don't totally get something like Euro 2012 out of your system. It's what you have to live with, disappointments in football.

"It's about highs and lows and you are on the back of a low going out of the tournament on a penalty shoot-out.

"You can't wait for the next important game to come along and thankfully that is here now and to help ease those feelings of disappointment from the summer, six points would be very nice.

"You've got to turn the negatives into a positive. You don't win every game for club and country, you've got to handle setbacks and react to them.

"There are numerous things that the team and the squad need to look at from the summer. There were a lot of positives but negatives as well.

"With Roy in charge and the staff, they will be showing us those pros and cons from the summer and we will try and work on where we went wrong."

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