England enjoyed a successful 2018 on the international stage and captain Harry Kane is hoping to continue the upward trajectory this year.
The Three Lions made it through to the World Cup semi-finals last summer – their best run at the tournament since they reached the same stage in 1990.
Gareth Southgate’s side followed up by booking their place in the last four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League, emerging in dramatic fashion from a difficult group also containing Spain and Croatia.
Tottenham star Kane scored what proved to be the pivotal goal during England’s final group game against Croatia and is now hoping they can continue to improve.
He feels winning the Nations League would stand them in good stead ahead of next year’s European Championship.
“The Nations League is an opportunity to win a trophy and if we win one then hopefully it will be easier to win another,” the England captain told the Telegraph.
“It will give us a real confidence and belief going into the Euros. “We are in a great position for 2019 and hopefully we can take that into the Euros after that. The World Cup felt like the start of something and that’s the most important thing.”
England will take on the Netherlands in the semi-finals of the Nations League in June and if they win that game then they will face Switzerland or Portugal in the final four days later.
The Three Lions are priced at 2.80 to claim overall glory in the Nations League as they look for their first senior international honour since they won the 1966 World Cup on home soil.