Pearce cautious after victory
England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce was left frustrated by the narrow margin of his side's 1-0 victory against Serbia at Carrow Road.
A second-half penalty from West Brom defender Craig Dawson, his fifth goal in nine outings, was enough to give Pearce's Young Lions a lead to take to Krusevac for the second leg of their Euro 2013 play-off on Tuesday evening.
But Pearce thought the overall performance from his side warranted a bigger winning margin.
"I think you realise and I realise we created enough opportunities to be more than one goal in front in this tie," he said.
"I'm pleased to have kept a clean sheet and won the game that is for sure but I'm a little bit disappointed that we haven't been a touch more clinical in front of goal.
"Tonight has demonstrated to me the fact we can create chances away from home, we will have to take them because we might have to score on the road to go through in the tie.
"But Serbia have got to come out and play against us so it is all to play for as we thought it would be."
The former Manchester City manager suggested ahead of the game in Norwich that the tie would be decided by the odd goal but he is still planning to send out an attacking side in Serbia.
"I think we will try and win the game - we set up England teams, certainly at this level, to win every game and I think we will do the same again," he said.
"We won't be gung-ho but we certainly feel we have enough ability in our team and I think we showed that on occasions, we have got enough ability to win the game again on Tuesday.
"We know it is going to be a tough ask for us because they will be coming and gunning for us and they will be making it unpleasant for us I'm sure and rightly so.
"The stakes are pretty high and both sets of players want to go to the finals next summer."
That attacking talent is likely to include 17-year-old Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, who impressed Pearce on his under-21 debut on Friday evening.
"I think he did well, offensively as a team we did well in patches and let ourselves down in patches," he said.
"What you can't lose track of, and it is important especially for someone like myself, is that Raheem is 17 years old so he is a real young player who is coming in to play at the highest level of his career so far.
"(It was a) big game for him, I'm pleased that he has been on the pitch and had a good run out and he will be better for that come Tuesday."
One player who may miss the second leg is Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell, who was replaced at half-time by Blackburn's Jason Lowe as a precaution.
Pearce said of Rodwell's injury: "His hamstring tightened up so we will see how it settles down overnight before we make any judgement on him.
"We didn't want to take a chance for club or country so we will see how he settles down and if he is not right he will not travel with us."
German referee Deniz Aytekin threatened to take centre-stage in the match after dishing out a host of early bookings and clamping down on any misdemeanours.
Pearce was pleased that the German official made sure the players of both sides were aware of his presence and did not see the early decisions as a worry.
"I was quite pleased actually," Pearce said of the officiating.
"I thought the referee stamped his authority on the match and told everybody, both teams, that he wasn't going to accept any foul play and I thought him and the other officials were outstanding tonight personally."