Going into the Euro 2012 championships was always going to be a tough task. We had injured players, personal tragedies and a manager that had only been in the job a couple of weeks. Nevertheless, there were some significant achievements from England, including holding off France, beating Sweden and winning the group. It was tragic to see England crash out once again due to penalties, but it was inspiring to see us hold off a great side like Italy for so long.
It was worrying to see so many chances fly towards Rooney, only for him to miss, stumble or botch the opportunity. If so much striking strategy is to be framed around one man, then at the very least he should be expected to take a shot at it.
Roy Hodgson has created a solid and professional platform for England. We performed much better than the humiliation we received in South Africa two years ago. Roy has the media and the British people onside. To continue to win this respect, he needs to work harder to get England to the next level. Euro 2012 will be remembered as a fairly good performance, going against expectations. By the time England leave for Brazil in 2014, fans will be expecting a much better performance.