Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tells FATV about his first England goal against Friday's opponents
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has fond memories of San Marino.
The England and Arsenal star scored his first England goal against the tiny republic when the sides met at Wembley last October.
And he’s hoping that strike can lead to many more for the Three Lions, as Roy Hodgson’s side prepare for the return fixture on Friday evening.
The 19-year-old told FATV: "I was relieved to get that goal.
"When you come into a new team or start playing internationally, it's always good to get your first goal out of the way.
"As a forward, it's good to get the monkey off your back as they say and that hopefully stands you in good stead to carry on going after that.
"That was a proud moment for me and hopefully I can get a few more.”
England are expected to pick up nothing less than a big win against San Marino on Friday.
It ended 5-0 to the Three Lions at Wembley and many will be tuning in hoping to see a similar outcome.
But Oxlade-Chamberlain insists that it won’t be that easy, with England likely to face an eleven man defence at the Serravalle Stadium.
He explained: "You've got to stay patient and you can't get frustrated.
"They will have two banks of four and eleven men behind the ball and will defend from the edge of their box.
"And that's hard to break down, no matter who you play against.
"At the same time, you've got to make sure you respect the opposition thoroughly.
"So we'll approach the game in the right way and if we do that, hopefully the quality in our side will shine through and we’ll be able to break them down and get a few goals.”
Watch the full interview with Alex in the media player below.