I’M calling on every fan at Wembley and across the country to cheer on our boys as loudly and proudly as they can.
We’ll only have 20,000 fans in Wembley to start — just a quarter full — but they’ve been saving up that vocal support for a long, long time now and will be desperate to make some noise.
They think it’s all over – Geoff Hurst scores England’s fourth goal to win the Jules Rimet Trophy in extra-time in ’66[/caption]
I want that 20,000 to sound like 50,000 or 60,000 to give the team support it’s been missing for so long during the pandemic.
England fans everywhere should join in and get behind our team — they will never have a better chance to win big
We have home advantage for most games — hopefully all the way to the final. I want us to make the most of it.
It’s time to sing your hearts out for the Three Lions.
If we get to a semi-final at Wembley, it’s going to take a hell of a team to stop us going on to the final and winning it.
It’s been a shocking 18 months and Euro 2020 on English soil is just the stage we need to give the whole country the lift that it needs.
The timing couldn’t possibly be better, being hopefully at the back end of this awful pandemic.
We had a fantastic 2018 — getting to the semi-final of a World Cup — and I really think we have a great chance of going one better and winning the Euros.
Before Gareth Southgate came along, England fans had to put up with awful times — getting knocked out after two games at the Brazil World Cup in 2014 and then the horror show against Iceland in the Euros in 2016.
But the hope and belief came back before the pandemic and that is going to snowball still further if we can get to the business end of the tournament
There is pressure on for the lads to perform well in these three opening games because it’s a tough group.
But I’m confident they can do it — provided they stay focused.
England’s footballers will never have a better opportunity to win a tournament for the first time since we did it in 1966 if we reach the semi-final.
Before Gareth Southgate came along England fans had to put up with awful times[/caption]
I’d like to see attacking, adventurous play because this group of players is at its best going forward, pictured Harry Kane celebrating a goal for the Three Lions[/caption]
Bobby Moore receives the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy from the Queen[/caption]
England’s footballers will never have a better opportunity to win a tournament for the first time since we did it in 1966 if we reach the semi-final[/caption]
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Harry Kane, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Reece James and Phil Foden could all write their names in the history books like we did.
I’d like to see attacking, adventurous play because this group of players is at its best going forward — let’s take the fight to our rivals.