If you told an England fan that England would arrive at the quarterfinals of Euro 2012 unbeaten and having finished first place in Group D, chances are he would’ve snapped your hand off (in the figurative sense, of course).
Such are (or were) the expectations for the England national team these days.
It’s been a strange few weeks. When Roy Hodgson was announced as England manager, the news was met with a mixed reaction, at best. More so when it appeared that Harry Redknapp wasn’t even approached for the job.
So far, Hodgson has presided over a five-game unbeaten run for the Three Lions, and will now face Italy in the quarterfinals this Sunday.
Never mind that the whispers of a successful tournament are growing louder: Let’s look back at what Roy Hodgson has done right in his brief tenure as England coach. As usual, feel free to have your say in the comments below.