I love the hype of a tournament but know full well we are crap...but I do enjoy a nation galvanised as the national team does well 1990 or 1996 being the best examples.. pubs full , all over the papers and a general feel good factor.
Must say that is fading a little now. But that could be contributed to football in general or the modern footballer.
The midweek game against solvenia was difficult to watch. No creativity at all and littered with players who struggle to get game time at there clubs (or so it seems) plus we always seem technically so far behind
Slovenia played really well never letting an England player settle on the ball and broke quickly