Former England midfielder Ray Parlour is confident Roy Hodgson's team can step up their attacking game against Italy in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 on Sunday.
England scored five goals in their three European Championship group matches as they progressed into the last eight as winners of their group, but they relied mainly on defensive discipline and have yet to really fire going forward.
However, Parlour, who won 10 caps for England, believes England have enough attacking options to strike fear into Italy.
Parlour told Sky Sports News: "They definitely have to raise their performances offensively. But he (Hodgson) hasn't had a lot of time with them so I think they might get stronger as the tournament goes on.
"Theo Walcott came on against Sweden and changed the game. That might be an option he can look at. But he has had a hamstring strain, so I not sure how fit Theo is.
"James Milner has come in for a little bit of stick but he has done a good job on the right-hand side covering Glen Johnson when he has gone forward."
With Wayne Rooney set to start his second match of the tournament after scoring the winner against the Ukraine, Hodgson will have to decide whether to continue with Rooney alongside his Manchester United strike partner danny Welbeck or start with Liverpool's Andy Carroll.
"The big decision now for Roy Hodgson is up front," Parlour said. "Danny Welbeck has done well. He has played three games in quick succession. Will Hodgson change that? Will he put in Andy Carroll who is a bit more competitive?
"I have been impressed with England but they definitely have to step it up a notch if they are to compete with the likes of Spain and Germany.
"But it is all about progress. And hopefully they can keep up this progress and have a really good game on Sunday."