Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard is proud to be leading England in the World Cup qualifiers.

Gerrard is determined to go out on a high in terms of World Cup campaigns.

He said: "If you are not excited being captain of your country, going into a World Cup campaign with Brazil at the end of it, you are in the wrong game.

"I'm excited, I've got a lot of confidence in my team-mates that we can qualify and then you've got the chance to have a successful tournament.

"It is an exciting time, we've got young players coming through, we've got a good blend of youth and experience, with still your Lampards and Terrys about. I think the future is bright.

"Hopefully I am still in the team in two years' time when Brazil is around and we can have another good go at it."