One has to say that your fans are really embarrassing, and your football does lack sophistication, especially the offense. It's still all about getting it into the box asap. That being said, other Europeans (literally all Italians, as becomes obvious from this thread) don't understand your sense of self-irony. The whole "football is coming home" thing is pure self-irony, and idk how others fail to see this. The same type of irony could be applied to Italy, I think the last time the won the EC was 1968 or so.What is it with the anti English thoughts?
The football's coming home song? (and the perceived thought that the English think they are entitled a major tournament win)
But for self-irony, you need to be able to look in the mirror, which the Italians are afraid to do. For good reason: Italy is in free fall since the Roman times, is irreparably corrupt, the mafia is still the Italian business making the most $, even the football is completely corrupt and Italian club football still hasn't recovered (when was the last time an Italian team won the CL?), and their smartest minds are constantly leaving the country. So long.