Six Nations England wing Mike Brown insists Italy pose a genuine threat
Last Updated: March 10, 2013 2:47pm
England wing Mike Brown is refusing to look past Sunday's clash with Italy
England wing Mike Brown remains cautious ahead of Sunday's Six Nations clash with underdogs Italy at Twickenham.
Stuart Lancaster's side can secure a first Red Rose Grand Slam in a decade by beating the Azzurri and then producing a grand finale at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
However, Harlequins star Mike Brown is adamant that the squad are not looking past this weekend's visitors, having seen Italy stun pre-tournaments France in their opening game.
Brown said: "We are just focused on winning the game and how we are going to do that. Scoring a lot of points doesn't matter.
"It is going to be a tough test. If we take our eye off the ball we will be turned over. We saw what they did to France.
"We are just looking at this one game, the same approach we have taken
throughout the tournament," Brown said.
"We are hard on each other after every game. We always want to improve. As a professional you always come off thinking 'I could have done this better or that better'.
"That is what makes every player in this squad so good. They always want to improve. We enjoy winning, that is why we are here, but you know you have another job coming up.
"We have to keep working hard because if we take our eye off the ball for one second we will get turned over as a team or you will lose your place, because competition is so strong."