What a year for the England men’s football team
England’s players are returning home now. Disappointed, and mindful of how close they got to their ultimate goal. But they should be lifted by how much they have grown, how far they have gone to beat demons of previous teams, and how much hope they have given a nation.
Until next time when this new energy, belief and confidence in the England men’s football team is strengthened by two more years before the next tournament.
I hope this Russia World Cup experience of 2018 steels them for greater things to come for them.
Sometimes failure in one goal is a step forward towards a different one. They should be proud of what they have unexpectedly achieved. I’m pretty sure the vast majority of the nation are.