Gerrard agrees expectations are not high for England at Euro 2012.
He said: "It's difficult to play at this level with expectations too high and the pressures that go with it.
"There's still going to be a certain level but I suppose there's a bit more realism about. Maybe there is a bit of doubt around and a lack of belief in this group of players.
"I've heard whispers that people are saying this is the weakest group of players we've had for a long time with England.
"But we have a chance to prove this is a good team and to get a bit of belief and confidence into the public."