World Cup: Adam Lallana determined to make England's World Cup squad
Having impressed on his international bow, Adam Lallana is now looking to earn a place in England's World Cup squad.
Last Updated: 20/11/13 12:51pm
The 25-year-old midfielder was drafted into the Three Lions' ranks on the back of some eye-catching displays at club level for Southampton.
He concedes that he must maintain the high standards he has set domestically if he is to remain in Roy Hodgson's plans heading forward.
A place on the plane to Brazil 2014 is now up for grabs and Lallana is determined to ensure that an opportunity he was worked so hard to get is not allowed to slip through his fingers.
He told the Daily Echo: "I feel I've learnt a lot from the last two games, I've learnt a lot about international football and what it's about, and I'll take a lot back to my club with me.
"It's given me even more drive to go back to my club and keep performing well week in, week out, because I'm desperate to be involved in the next squad and get to Brazil.
"It's been a pleasure training and working with these top players, and I feel I can take a lot back with me."
Lallana made his debut in a 2-0 defeat to Chile on Friday and was one of only two players - the other being Wayne Rooney - to retain a starting berth for Tuesday's 1-0 reversal against Germany.
On that contest, which ended in disappointment but saw the Saints man put in another industrious display, Lallana said: "It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, especially walking out in front of a packed Wembley.
"It's what I've dreamt of my whole life and to get two caps at Wembley, against two tough oppositions, is a very proud moment for my family and I. But I don't want that to be it, I want there to be more."
Another man hoping to earn further England recognition over the coming months is Lallana's Southampton team-mate Jay Rodriguez, with the hard-working frontman having also debuted against Chile.
He told the Saints' official website: "It's been unbelievable - a great experience to learn from.
"It's been a great experience all round, really - just a shame about the results.
"You can tell how good the players are and you just want to try and improve your own game as much as you can (by) using the experience, which has been great for me."