Bet on England to win the World Cup? are we getting carried away here or is this a real possibility this time? It's easy to get carried away being an England fan, lets face it, we always do it.. we can't help ourselves!
That being said, this tournament has some notable differences from previous England disappointments. For starters, expectation levels are lower than they have been for a long, long time. We have a squad of young players who have never experienced those World Cup disappointments.
Gareth Southgate has instilled a philosophy that this squad has bought into, the nation has too. The system including the back three and pacy attacking midfielders has made us a real threat to any opposition we face. We shouldn't fear any nation!.