Roy Hodgson talked to BBC Radio 5 live about his hopes for England
says the Three Lions players are committed to bringing football glory to the nation and believes the fans can play a part in success.
Hodgson was speaking about his hopes for the Three Lions in a chat on BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek programme
this week and says his team are determined to meet expectations with Brazil 2014 on the horizon.
In 2013, the Three Lions have six qualifiers for the World Cup while meeting the Brazilians in home and away friendlies, plus matches with Scotland and Republic Ireland at Wembley.
"There's no doubt in my mind [the players] are as aware of anybody we need to win, we need to bring something back to the English public," he said.
"But sometimes if you put so much pressure on these young people there's no doubt they can be hampered by that rather than encouraged.
"And it's that delicate balance of having the expectation which propels you forward because you want to succeed and you want to show people you can meet their expectations. Or freezing a little bit because you feel whatever you do is never going to be good enough."
And Hodgson also insists that England has enough home-grown talent playing in the top flight to succeed.
"I hope that I will never been tripped into saying, 'well, we don't have enough players or there's not enough players good enough to play for England'. That would be a very sad indictment," said the former West Brom boss.
"I know there are a lot of foreigners in the League, but there's plenty of English ones.
"There were seven Englishmen playing for Manchester United the other day and they're top of the Premier League.
"I hope I'm not going to be tricked into saying that some time to disguise my disappointment in a defeat or to try and shift the blame to somebody else."
The England manager, who took over in May and ends the year with his side in second place in the World Cup Qualifying group, also said that people should not believe all they read about him.
Hodgson said: "I was told by my sister that on Wikipedia I have two sons and I don't know where the other one's come from because my wife and I only have one. Christopher.
"Also that I'm a great Rolling Stones fan and, with great respect to the Rolling Stones, I was brought up with soul music and rhythm and blues.
"There are a lot of things that can the written about you. Another thing I heard, strangely enough, was that I'm a harmonica player.
"Someone less musical than me would be hard to find," he joked.
You can listren to the full Sportsweek interview with Roy on the BBC iPlayer.