Like any other major tournament, England have managed to dominate the headlines and be regarded as one of the favorites to win Euro 2016 this summer. However, for once the fiction is not too far away from the reality.
Roy Hodgson has brought together a talented group of young players who are fearless and are determined to do well at the Euros. Everyone has their own opinion about how England will perform at Euro 2016 which is largely based on how the players have performed over the last 12 months.
On that note, we take a look at three things to expect from England’s Euro 2016 campaign.
Sync in midfield and attack
Dele Alli and Harry Kane almost work on telepathic basis at times and as for Wayne Rooney and Adam Lallana, they like to work tirelessly for their team’s cause. Their presence in England’s starting XI will see Three Lions operate at a level we have not seen from them at major tournaments in recent years.
Proving the doubters wrong, at last
For decades now, England have given their critics plenty to write about following their dismal showings at the World Cup and Euros. However, with youth breaking through in Hodgson’s setup at Euro 2016, we may finally witness them do well at a major event.
Mind you, winning the tournament will be one of the expectations but they can prove their doubters wrong even with a top-4 finish or a final appearance at Euro 2016.
Game changing substitutions from Hodgson
One of the biggest change in England’s squad this summer is the number of game changers they have in their ranks. Likes of Marcus Rashford, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy are more than handy strikers, who can score goals in an instant.
Hodgson will have the luxury of sending them on if the game is not going their way, and more often that not it will end up changing the course of the match in favor of England.