I’m with some on here on missing some of the excitement in watching England that I used to have. As a kid when we got to the latter knock out stages I couldn’t sleep at night I was so excited and later when I was old enough to go down the pub again watching games in my twenties and early thirties were amazing, but thinking back to those times it makes you realise that despite the fact that we didn’t win the tournaments or even get close to the semi finals a lot of the time we have won some great games and I’ve had some absolutely incredible days and nights drinking and celebrating a great result. When you look back at things like that it makes you realise that actually going on to win the actual tournament isn’t the be and end all.
Finally although I may not be quite as excited about England in tournaments as I was I am really proud of this England team, prouder than I have been for a while and a lot of that credit has to go to Gareth Southgate who has turned us into a proper team that plays like a team than a bunch of individuals. The whole squad seems to be supporting each other and pulling in the same direction. Let’s hope they can take us all the way.
Come on England!