England full of confidence after 'unreal' win over All Blacks, says Bath Rugby's Davey Wilson
England should have no fears about their tough World Cup draw following the record victory over New Zealand, says Davey Wilson.
The 27-year-old prop was the only Bath Rugby player in the Red Rose squad for the 38-21 success at Twickenham and believes it bodes well for 2015, which includes pool clashes against Australia and Wales.
If Stuart Lancaster's side can recreate a similar mentality as the one built in the lead-up to the All Blacks clash, they can expect big things in three year's time.
"Everyone talks about how the draw could have been easier but you've just got to concentrate. When you get there you've got to play everyone and beat everyone to get to the final anyway," said Wilson.
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"We talked a lot before the New Zealand game about belief. I think a lot of teams don't really believe they can beat them but we did. It gave the boys a lot confidence thinking we can beat anyone in the world.
"We'd have been disappointed to come away from that series with a whitewash against the big three sides.
"We deserved more from the other games so to beat the world champions in the first time they've been beaten in more than 20 games was unreal.
"We need to capture the feeling of what it's like to win against a team like that. You've got to want to recreate those feelings.
"Although the players are young and the team only had about 200 caps, if we can keep building and stay together we will be a team for the future and really compete come the World Cup."
Wilson was restricted to just eight minutes against the All Blacks, coming on as a late replacement for Dan Cole.
Despite his limited game time, the loosehead described the win as the best moment of his career and made him hungrier to still be involved in the national set up come the next World Cup.
"I was disappointed to only come on for ten minutes at the end as we'd already won it by then," said 22-cap Wilson.
"I didn't really make any difference but it was still just awesome. It was an unreal atmosphere and probably the best moment of my career.
"I think it was highlight of many people's career and for many people watching as well probably since 2003.
"The World Cup is still a long way off, so you can dream about it a bit but that's all you can do. It's still a long way off, so you can't really say if you'll be in the mix."
"You'd love to be involved in a World Cup, especially with it being in England. I was involved in New Zealand but I'd love to be at the one in my own country."
Former Beechen Cliff schoolboy Freddie Burns won his first senior cap in the victory. The Gloucester man, who played for Avon and Oldfield in his youth, came on as a late replacement and helped himself to two penalties to round off the win.