When setting your sights on winning a competition such as Euro 2012, it's important that your key players stand up and be counted.
Your nation has to play as a team, and sacrifice their own personal glory for the greater good.
So who are those men for England? Who does the fate of this glorious nation hinge upon? Who will rise up and show themselves to be the best of the best when it matters the most?
Of course, there is always a strong chance that nobody will do any of the above, but here are six of the likeliest candidates for England.