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Gary Lineker predicts this England team can only get better and 'will win something'

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Raheem Sterling's hat-trick inspired England to a 5-0 victory against the Czech Republic in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier.

The Man City forward opened the scoring under the lights at Wembley on Friday night, before Harry Kane scored a penalty to give The Three Lions a 2-0 half-time lead. 

Sterling struck twice more after the break to complete his treble before an own-goal capped off the 5-0 win. 

It was a dominant performance from an England side that some called 'under-strength' due to a number of injuries and players pulling out of the squad.

But a talented crop of young players took their chance and seriously impressed Gareth Southgate.

Jadon Sancho was named in the starting 11 and assisted the first goal, while Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi came off the bench to make their debuts. 

The future looks very bright indeed and following England's 5-0 rout, Gary Lineker made a very bold prediction. 

"We might have to get used to England being decent, and what’s more they’re only going to get better," he tweeted.

England v Czech Republic - UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifier

"So many wonderfully talented players coming through. Never thought I’d say this but I reckon England will win something."

That's a pretty big claim from Lineker, who's touting this breakout generation of England players to do what none have done for over 50 years. 

But, it's easy to see why he's predicting such a bright future.  

England v Czech Republic - UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifier

Last year The Three Lions overperformed at the World Cup, reaching the semi-finals of the tournament. 

Although it ended in a heartbreaking extra-time defeat to Croatia, Southgate's side dusted themselves off and finished top of their Nations League group. 

In doing so, England will feature at the finals of the tournament this summer, meaning they have a chance to be crowned as the first ever Nations League champions. 

England v Czech Republic - UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifier

Should they do so, or even go on to find success at Euro 2020 next year, then Lineker will no doubt revel in the prediction he made on Friday night. 

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