Theo Walcott believes England can win Euro 2012 after they topped Group D to set up a quarter-final clash with Italy.
The forward came off the bench to help turn defeat into victory against Sweden, and was named among the substitutes again as England clinched the group with a 1-0 win over Ukraine.
It means Roy Hodgson' s men avoided Spain in the last eight but Walcott says the side are so high on confidence, they would have had no fear of facing the best team on the planet.
He said: "Did we want to avoid Spain? Playing the world champions, the European champions, is always going to be difficult but we will take anyone at this moment in time.
"We believe we can beat anyone the way we are playing.
"If we play to the best of our ability, who knows what can happen?
"We defend well, we always know we can score goals so, if we keep clean sheets, we will definitely win.
"The Italians will be tough, but we've got some great players in that dressing room and I think we can go far.
"We've got a great chance."
For the moment, however, Walcott and his team mates are enjoying some down-time ahead of the game in Kiev on Sunday.
Walcott continued: "Italy have world class players, but I think it's good for the lads not to worry about that now.
"I think we need to relax, mentally have a break, and having the extra day by playing on Sunday is going to help everyone.
"We can spend time with our families and won't be too fussed about it. We can relax a bit first then go from there.
"Our target is to take it game by game and it's working so far. Everyone is doing their jobs right and trusts each other which is important."
The 23-year-old was a doubt ahead of the final group game with Ukraine after picking up a hamstring injury, but he insists he's fully fit and ready to make a contribution.
He added: "I had a small setback in training, but I'm ready to go.
"I'd do anything for this team, whether that is from the start or from the bench. It's always nice to be part of it and there's more to come."