Wayne Rooney is set to play in England's last group game of Euro 2012 against Ukraine in Donetsk.
The Manchester United striker is available again after serving a two-match ban at the start of the tournament and has already been guaranteed a place in the starting line-up by manager Roy Hodgson.
There have been concerns that Rooney might end up trying too hard and losing his cool but captain Steven Gerrard says he has no intention of telling him to calm down.
Gerrard said: "Everyone knows what Wayne Rooney is all about. He certainly makes us a lot more threatening going forward and he is a world-class player.
"I know Wayne quite well, I am very close to him and I can see in his eyes that he is itching to get out there and perform.
"I'm not going to tell Wayne not to be fired up for this game. That is what Wayne is all about, pressing, being aggressive in the right way.
"Obviously we need him on the pitch. He is aware of that and he regrets the reaction when he got the suspension. I am sure he will behave himself well."
England need one point to guarantee their place in the last eight of the tournament.