U19s defender believes there is more to come from Young Lions ahead of semi-final.
By Nicholas Veevers in Tallinn
England U19s defender Eric Dier believes there is still more to come from the squad in the European Championship Finals, as Noel Blake's players prepare for Thursday's semi-final against Greece.
The Sporting Lisbon ace was restored to the starting line-up on Monday where he was in imperious form to help England to victory over France and top of Group B, setting up the last-four meeting with the Greeks.
And after three matches in Estonia, Dier has seen the gradual improvement in different aspects of the team's game and feels that there is still room for more improvement.
"I don't think we've hit our best yet and in the first two games, we were still getting into it," he said.
"There's still a lot more to come I think. The object on Monday was to win the group and we've done that. Now we're looking forward to the semi-final so we want to win it and we want to improve and we're looking to reach the Final.
"We still haven't reached our full potential yet and against Greece, hopefully we'll show a bit more than we did against France.
"Our togetherness is one of our strengths and tactically we all stick to the plan. We try and execute what the coach wants and we have some very good technical, indiviual players and if we can gel together as a team, it's a very strong group."
Dier has also enjoyed his first taste of an international tournament, with the trip to Estonia ending off a good season for him, after making his England bow at U18 level last year and then progressing into the U19 squad for the Elite Round Qualifiers.
"It's been a great tournament and I think everyone has enjoyed it. With all the teams in the same hotel, there's been a really good atmosphere to the place," he added.
"Everyone was really looking forward to it after a couple of days training in England before coming here, we were raring to go and get started."
He has also enjoyed working under Head Coach Noel Blake, both with the U18s and U19s and will be hoping for selection again next season when he is still eligible for the U19s who ironically return to Estonia in October for their First Qualifying Round games for next year's Euros.
"This is my first international season, as I'd never been around a team before and ever since I've come in, he's been brilliant," he admitted.
"I really like the way he works with everyone and he communicates very well. He'll talk to you, which is great for a player."
Dier also spoke to the BBC World Service 'World Football' show ahead of the Euros, where he looked at his career growing up at Sporting and his ambitions for the future. You can listen to that by clicking here, and selecting the show uploaded on Friday 29 June. Eric's interview commences at the 17 minute mark. Available for one month only.