Ladies and gentleman, it’s time. Euro 2020 is here. Yes, it’s a year late, but better late than never.
And you know what, England look fairly good. So, there’s no time like the present to get behind the boys and push them on to victory.
Put World in Motion on repeat, here are five reasons why it’s coming home.
1. We don’t concede goals
Since this time two years ago, England have conceded just nine goals. Nine goals! That’s 24 months and 20 games, and we’ve conceded just nine goals.
How could a stat like that possibly get any better? Maybe if we scored quite a few goals as well, and speaking of…
2. We’ve scored a lot of goals!
In that same time period of 20 games, we have scored fifty-one goals.
Yes, a lot of those games were against lesser competition, but in the wise words of Michael Owen “whichever team scores more goals, usually wins”, and luckily for us, England love to score.
With captain Harry Kane leading the line, who is quite possibly the most deadly man in the world with a football at his feet, you have to feel positive.
3. We’re in great form
With a six-game winning streak going into Euro 2020, Southgate’s men should certainly be happy with their efforts pre-tournament, and now it’s up to them to keep it up.
Now, you could argue other teams have better winning streaks, Italy for example are on a twenty-seven match unbeaten streak.
But, you’ve got to ask yourself, did they have to play tough teams like Albania and Iceland in that run as England did?
4. We’re playing at Wembley
All three of our group stage games are at Wembley.
Our potential Round of 16 tie could be at Wembley.
Both semi-finals are at Wembley.
The final is at Wembley! Football is not only coming home, we’re going to win it at home as well.
The sun is out, and the Three Lions are going to win it on home soil.
5. We’ve got Jack Grealish
Every team has their star players and for England, Harry Kane may score the goals and Harry Maguire may keep them out, but it’s Jack Grealish who can change a game on his own.
When you’ve got the Midlands Messi in your team, really winning should be a formality. Southgate, he has to start.