LONDON – England manager Gareth Southgate believes his side have improved since last year's World Cup but admits winning next summer's Euro 2020 Finals will be a massive challenge.
England reached the semi-finals in Russia in Southgate's first competition in charge.
Their 4-0 win in Kosovo on Sunday ensured they finished top of Group A in Euro 2020 qualifying and they will be among the top seeds when the draw is made on November 30.
"I would say that we're definitely further ahead than we were heading into the Russia World Cup but we made massive strides in this period (between the end of qualification and the tournament itself)," Southgate told reporters.
"We've got to make sure that to get the level of performance next summer, we have to improve in the way that we did over that spell. (But) to win the European Championship is, at the moment, no easier than the World Cup," he told reporters.