Slovakia coach Vladimir Weiss was full of praise for England after seeing his side swept aside 4-0 in a friendly international at Wembley.
Goals from Emile Heskey and Frank Lampard and a double from Wayne Rooney gave the home side a comfortable victory and Weiss was clearly impressed by Fabio Capello's side.
He said: "The English team is one of the best in the world. I could not understand why they failed to reach Euro 2008.
"Fabio Capello has made them much braver. They are disciplined and full of energy.
"They have some fantastic players and gave us a slap behind the ear, which, bearing in mind we must face the Czech Republic on Wednesday, we probably needed."