L’amico James Lees ha scritto per noi un articolo sull’Inghilterra, la nostra avversaria di stasera. Ovviamente in lingua originale.
Messi. Ronaldo. Neymar. Jagielka. Among the list of great players appearing at this world cup, the current England squad does not boast many. Yet, for this reason I’m excited for England’s run.
As an Englishman I was taught from a young age to believe our team could bring football home, only to be bitterly crushed tournament after tournament. Starting with Gareth Southgate’s penalty miss in Euro ’96, I started to have a niggling feeling that perhaps England were not the greatest footballing nation. Our 0-0 draw with Algeria at World Cup 2010 was the nail in the coffin, confirming my suspicion. Recently I was finally able to come to terms with the fact that while we may host one of the most exciting football leagues in the world, our national side…
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