England debutant Danny Drinkwater has said that the current crop of players on the national side has"massive potential" despite a 2-1 loss to the Netherlands at Wembley on 29 March.
The 26-year-old Leicester City midfielder put on a solid display, in his first appearance in an England shirt, but it was not enough to prevent the Three Lions losing on the night. Drinkwater's Leicester City teammate Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for England in the 41st minute, his second in two games after also scoring in England's 3-2 win over Germany. But a second half penalty from Vincent Janssen and a strike from Luciano Narsingh saw the Dutch emerge 2-1 winners.
Speaking after the match, Drinkwater said he was pleased to make his debut, and that the future looked bright for England despite the defeat.
"Personally I enjoyed it [my debut], a big achievement, but overall I'm disappointed with the result. We've got massive potential. If we can start getting it round the pitch, if we can do that, then we've got a great chance [at Euro 2016]," he said.
England manager Roy Hodgson is due to announce his England squad for the Euro 2016 championships in France on 12 May, with the next friendly match against Turkey at Wembley on 22 May.