I leave the England changing room and turn right into the players’ tunnel. I’m now only metres from Wembley’s hallowed turf and my nerves are jangling. The roar of the crowd is deafening – 90,000 people cheering and singing. I take a deep breath and sprint out on to the pitch. The crowd goes wild. In one voice they scream: “Give us an R, give us an O, give us a B …”
OK, so maybe there aren’t 90,000 people and maybe I haven’t just sprinted out on to the pitch but even just walking from the players’ tunnel out into the yawning, cavernous new Wembley Stadium gives you goosebumps.
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