We came to Brazil with dreams of making our mark.
Instead England arrive home after the worst World Cup showing in the history of the national team.
Their credibility as a footballing power is shot to pieces after defeats by Italy and Uruguay and a lifeless 0-0 draw with Costa Rica.
At the centre of the farce is manager Roy Hodgson, still in his job despite his failure and bizarrely claiming that England hadn’t been outplayed or outclassed.
He said: “All I can say is we haven’t been that fortunate here… we haven’t got the results. If you’re Iran, and you play with eight or nine behind the ball and make incredible stops and draw 0-0, you’ve had a great game. That’ll never be the case with England. The pressure for teams like England is greater.”
After this debacle, expectations have never been lower. At least I have the US team to support tomorrow.