England's goalscoring hero has the belief to go further.
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Jermain Defoe says the England players are relishing the chance to face old rivals Germany in the last 16 of the World Cup and believes they have the quality to go all the way in South Africa.
Defoe stole all the headlines when he scored the crucial winning goal against Slovenia on Wednesday to ensure England reached the next phase of the tournament.
England looked set to win Group C and play their next game against Ghana, but the USA netted a dramatic injury-time winner against Algeria to finish first in the group.
Fabio Capello's side will now have to face rivals Germany in Bloemfontein on Sunday, but despite the tough task the Three Lions are facing, Defoe feels the squad are brimming with confidence and knows they will have to show their best form if they are to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition.
Defoe said: "Everyone is buzzing at the moment. The spirit is great and we are looking forward to it.
"It would have been nice to face Ghana but to win a major tournament we have to beat the best teams. We cannot think about the history between the two sides and must approach it like any other game.
"Germany are a great football nation. They move the ball well and are a well organised team who are difficult to play against. But these are the games you want to play in.
"If you look at the squad and the players who didn't play, we have got a strong squad. There is a good mix with young and older players and we have got a good chance. I don't see why we can't do it."
Defoe has nothing but praise for the way Fabio Capello has backed the players and given them the belief that they can win the World Cup.
The England striker always dreamed of scoring for England at a World Cup and would love the chance to keep his place in the side for the Germany game.
Defoe added: "The goal is up there with the best in my career and what a moment. You can imagine the phone calls I was getting and it is something I have dreamed about since I was a kid.
"My mum was crying before the game. She said all the family was around and I was going to have to play well now. I have always kept the faith and stayed positive. My mum said if I work hard I will get the rewards.
"The manager has been fantastic and picked us up in training. He tells us we are a fantastic team and we are great players who can win the World Cup. It is great to hear.
"The manager is a winner and has got that passion. He wants training to be bright. Everyone was screaming in the huddle after the game and it was a great moment for everyone.