England has a long and storied history in international football, but in recent years, the team has struggled to achieve the kind of success it has enjoyed in the past.
Despite boasting some of the best players in the world, the Three Lions have consistently underperformed in international tournaments, only managing to advance beyond the quarter-finals of the World Cup once since 1990 and never winning the European Championship. Let’s take a look if things may be set to change in 2024.
England’s Form Is The Best It Has Been In a Long Time
In recent years, England’s national squad has shown marked improvement in international competitions. Reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and the Nations League finals in 2019, England has seen a stark improvement in performance, and it appears as though the team now has the capabilities to win major tournaments once again.
There are several reasons to be optimistic about England’s chances at Euro 2024. For one, the team has a deep pool of talent to choose from, with a number of young, promising players coming through the ranks.
The likes of Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, and Mason Mount have already established themselves as key players for the national team, and there are plenty of other talented players waiting in the wings.
Just take a look on any sports betting website when England is playing an international game – on most occasions, England is the favourite. It is entirely possible that the relatively poor performance we saw in this year’s World Cup was just a one-off, and if England is able to pick up where it left off, we could easily see the Three Lions dominate the Euros in 2024.
The Fans Believe In Them
In spite of the fact that England exited the 2023 World Cup in the round of 16, people believe in England. While public opinion matters very little when it comes to the performance of a team, it can give us a good idea of how a team is looking overall, and the fact that fans are willing to forgive 2023’s upset and look to the Euros in 2024 may be a sign that England truly does have the potential to win interaction competitions.
That goes without even mentioning the fact that England has Gareth Southgate on its side. England’s manager has proven himself to be capable of getting the best out of his players. In addition to this, Southgate has shown a willingness to embrace youth and give opportunities to players who have earned them, and this has helped to create a positive atmosphere within the team.
England has everything going for it heading into the 2024 Euros, and for the first time in European Cup history, it might actually be coming home.
There are no guarantees in football, and England will have to compete against some of the best teams in the world if it wants to lift the trophy. However, with a talented squad, a manager who knows how to get the best out of his players, and the support of the home crowd, the Three Lions have as good a chance as any to finally capitalise on their improved tournament results and bring home the trophy from Euro 2024. It’s definitely possible.