Smalling eyes improvement

Chris Smalling feels England have the potential to improve on their performance against Germany.

Per Mertesacker's first-half header ensured England ended 2013 on a low as the Germans ran out 1-0 winners at Wembley.

I think Germany are one of the favourites for the World Cup.

They are a big nation. I don't know (how far we are behind them).

They didn't have all their players available and we didn't have all of ours so there is a lot more that both sides can give.

– England defender Chris Smalling

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