Daniel Agger has no doubt that Liverpool teammate Raheem Sterling has the temperament and ability to thrive for England at international level.
The 19-year-old has starred for the Reds since breaking into Brendan Rodgers' line-up in December, producing a series of stunning performances from his attacking station.
Within moments of being introduced at Southampton on Saturday, the forward expertly redirected a Luis Suarez cross into the back of the net to double the visitors' advantage.
The strike was Sterling's seventh of a hugely productive campaign and capped a week in which his name was included in Roy Hodgson's squad for a friendly against Denmark.
Should he feature at Wembley on Wednesday, the No.31 is likely to meet a familiar face, with Agger part of the Danish contingent for the fixture.
Ahead of the encounter in London, the centre-back spoke in glowing terms about his younger colleague and explained why Sterling is capable of excelling for his country.
"He can handle the pressure, or else he would not play for us, for Liverpool," he said.
"It's a great opportunity for him. If he continues what he is doing right now I cannot see why [he would] not [make the World Cup squad]. He is a great, great talent and has some qualities England can use."