Andre Wisdom insists England U21s are determined to put their disappointing European Championships campaign behind them and prove what they're really capable of – starting against Scotland on Tuesday night.
The Young Lions' friendly with the Tartan Army at Bramall Lane is their first outing since slumping to three defeats in June's tournament in Israel.
Wisdom is one of just six survivors from England's European Championships squad for the meeting with Scotland - but he's adamant the new-look line up will be eager to start the season with a return to winning ways.
The Liverpool defender said: "Every time you put on the England shirt you have something to prove because there are millions of other people who want to put the shirt on and represent their country.
"But looking back at the Euros that we went through, obviously it wasn't good and hopefully we can learn from it - starting tonight, picking up a good start and then hopefully keeping going in the right way.
"I wouldn't say we have gotten over it [the Euros]. Hopefully we can just learn from it and when we play again, because it has suggested we may not be good enough, try to prove the critics wrong.
"I can stand here now and make excuse after excuse, but we have to do our talking on the pitch.
"Hopefully we, myself and the team, can just impress the fans and the manager."