Daniel Sturridge will make his England debut against Sweden at Wembley on Tuesday as Fabio Capello continues to prepare for Euro 2012.
The Italian handed first appearances to Jack Rodwell and Kyle Walker on Saturday night and they did not disappoint in the 1-0 win over world and European champions Spain, which was secured by Frank Lampard's second-half goal.
And now it will be young Chelsea striker Sturridge's turn to press his claims for a place in next summer's finals in Poland and Ukraine.
Capello is keen to look at his options with star striker Wayne Rooney suspended for the opening three games of next summer's tournament.
"I need to know the value of the players when they play at Wembley. There is big pressure for all the players here," said the England coach.
Having admitted he had taken a risk in leaving John Terry and Rooney out of his plans to face the world champions, despite the fact Steven Gerrard and Jack Wilshere were already missing through injury, Capello could take a huge amount of satisfaction from the outcome.
In man of the match Scott Parker and central defensive duo Phil Jagielka and Joleon Lescott, England erected a formidable barrier Spain found impossible to break down.
The hosts remained diligent in their work. And whilst the visitors enjoyed the majority of possession, it was not until the latter stages, when David Villa smacked a shot against the post and Cesc Fabregas wasted a couple of good chances, that Spain really threatened.
"Spain are the best team in the world," said Capello. "They are difficult to play against because they have so much quality.
"It is impossible to win the ball back off them but the players did what we asked."
But visiting midfielder Fabregas insisted he could not understand the home side's negative tactics after Spain's shock defeat.
Vicente Del Bosque's side dominated possession for lengthy periods but rarely tested Joe Hart and were made to pay as they conceded shortly after the interval.
"At the end of the day, you want teams to have a go at you and test you and see what happens," the former Arsenal man said.
"We knew, especially after we saw the first XI that they put in, that they were going to defend basically the whole game.
"Even when they were winning, they had (Danny) Welbeck up front alone and everyone just defending.
"But this is the way they want to play and it worked for them."