Supporters have gripes with England but will be in full voice for crunch tie

Fans have dragged lacklustre side over the line in Germany and are prepared to do the same again on Saturday

Talk among the English, in recent days, has been of change. After a period of chaos and instability, where nothing appeared to be working, there was now the chance to turn the page. Would the opportunity be taken? Would Gareth Southgate switch to a three at the back?

As many as 30,000 England supporters are expected to descend on Düsseldorf this weekend as the Three Lions take on Switzerland for a place in the semi-finals of the men’s European Championship. If the team wins, it would cement Southgate’s position, in his 100th game in charge, as the most successful England manager since Sir Alf Ramsey. Yet the mood among fans and pundits has been hostile, with only a remarkable last minute overhead kick from Jude Bellingham preventing the ignominy of being sent home by Slovakia in the round of 16.

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