The Liverpool man praised the mix of youth and experience in the current national set-up and is confident that their 4-1 defeat at World Cup 2010 will not be repeated on TuesdayEngland captain Steven Gerrard believes that the Three Lions are a much better side now than the last time they met Germany.
The two nations last met in 2010, when the Germans thrashed their below-par opponents 4-1 in Bloemfontein to knock them out of the World Cup, but the Liverpool star is confident that such a performance will never happen again ahead of Tuesday's friendly at Wembley.
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"I do feel we are a lot stronger. There is a good mix of youth and experience in the squad at the moment. We are all moving forward and improving all the time."
Gerrard was also involved when England humiliated Germany 5-1 in Munich in 2001, grabbing the goal which put Sven-Goren Eriksson's men into the lead, but sees both matches as irrelevant to the latest match-up.
"What happened in 2001 and 2010, whenever it was, it's not going to have any impact on this result," he continued. "It's a different game.
"I don't watch defeats and I didn't really watch the 5-1 game, either. I always try to look to the future.
"I've never gone into a game scared. I've always gone in with the idea of it being a great opportunity to be the underdog for a change and that the underdog can come out on top."