England coach Gareth Southgate has told his players they don't belong at the top level.
But Southgate, set to switch to a back three with Jack Butland in goal tonight, said: “We're talking about big players because of transfer fees or because they are playing in the Champions League.
“But when we are in semi-finals, finals and winning trophies then I think we're big players. Until that point, for me, we have it all to prove.
“I am the same as coach so I don't disassociate myself from that.
“But we can't consider ourselves big players. Big players are Pique, Ramos, Busquets, Kroos, Khedira, Neuer - I could go on. That's what big players are.
“We create a bubble in our country around the [Premier] League because of the money, because of the profile of it. [But] we have it to prove. No problem. These guys are hungry to prove it."