Steven Gerrard has declared himself 'humbled and flattered' at the prospect of equalling Bobby Moore's number of appearances for England, when the Three Lions host Germany tomorrow night.
The Liverpool skipper will claim his 108th cap at Wembley on Tuesday, joining the World Cup-winning captain in third place on the all-time list for the 1966 champions.
Although he acknowledged the importance and emotion of such an achievement, the 33-year-old was equally focused on the necessity for the home side to perform well.
He said at a pre-match press conference: "I'm very proud and slightly embarrassed as well - you are talking about a World Cup winner and an iconic figure, someone who was a hero to everyone in the country.
"I'm really humbled and flattered to get to 108 caps alongside Bobby Moore. To equal his record is a fantastic achievement; my family and I are very proud.
"But, for me, the important thing is to try to get the right result against Germany. Then I can look back on it with fond memories.
"Every time you play against Germany you want to win the game. I don't think tomorrow is about revenge, or trying to put right what went wrong.
"We want to win the game, keep trying to improve and try to build on the recent performances against Montenegro and Poland.
"They have got a crop of very young, attacking, exciting players who people like watching. I've been watching a lot of their players in the Champions League this year.
"Where they have strengthened is that they have got more options, maybe two top players in every position."
Gerrard will be joined in Roy Hodgson's line-up by club colleague Daniel Sturridge, who has overcome a foot problem to be involved in London.
Journalists questioned the England captain on his appreciation for the Reds' No.15 and were met with a glowing report of not only the striker's current form, but his potential too.
The midfielder added: "I was surprised Chelsea let him go. I had seen flashes of Daniel at Manchester City and also Chelsea and really liked what I saw.
"But now I have worked with him at close quarters on a daily basis, in the games for Liverpool and England, I'm a huge fan.
"The stage is set for Daniel to go and prove to everyone that he is a top-class forward. He's certainly got the talent and ability to do it."