We suppose there’s nothing wrong with dreaming, especially if the World Cup is less than four months away. Just ask Roy Hodgson, who admitted yesterday that he often dreamt of England winning the showpiece tournament in Brazil this summer.
Yes, we can see the eyes dramatically rolling to the back of your heads in response to that statement, but at least Hodgson was being honest and quite likeable, actually. Which coach doesn’t dream of winning?!
Hodgson was speaking during a visit of the England delegation to Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, yesterday where England are due to play one of their World Cup group matches.
“We football people, I suppose we deal to some extent in dreams. It would be foolish I think if you were too pragmatic or too bogged down by the reality of the situation. When you put your head down on the pillow at night, you image your team getting the greater success, playing very well and coming back as heroes otherwise it would become a very, very boring exercise.” – Hodgson
He didn’t outwardly say that England were going to win the World Cup, which is a statement you can expect to see on the headlines from May onwards. However, it’s important to understand that winning such an amazing cup is really the stuff of dreams – an obsession or infatuation, if you will – for every professional and coach. As for winning itself, let’s just say that’s another debate on its own.