Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits time is running out for England's current stars to make their mark.

"You think to yourself," said Gerrard, "that you are running out of time. I want to make the most of it over the next four to six years to look back on my England career and think, 'Yes, I played in a successful team', because so far I've played in good teams but teams which have been knocked out in the last eight or, of late, have failed to qualify."

Gerrard agrees that "the hurt is still there" after the Euro 2008 campaign and feels that wins in the next few friendly internationals might salve it.