After 51 years, six months, one week and three days of hurt since England’s one previous moment of international football glory, the nation can’t turn its nose up at any kind of praise. It’s been a long time since any widely-respected global figure acclaimed English footballers as masters of any of the sport’s technical aspects, and though our players would surely prefer to receive plaudits for their intelligent movement, all-round sporting dedication or the haunting melodies of their heavily-sponsored supporters’ brass band, they will very much take what they’re given. Yes, Arsène Wenger has announced that “English players might even be the masters” of something. As Wenger himself might say, le jour de gloire est arrivé! Hang out the bunting, fetch your William Blake anthologies and lavishly renovate the Houses of Parliament, we are champions of the world once more!
Source: Football News
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