Roy Hodgson says England want to do all they can at the World Cup to make the country proud
Roy Hodgson hopes England can bring a feel-good factor to the nation when they head to Brazil next summer.
The Three Lions boss has continually sung the praises of the England fans who have helped his side both at home and abroad.
During the last two games the atmosphere generated at Wembley Stadium has helped England over the line with victories against Montenegro and Poland to qualify for the World Cup.
And Hodgson says his team will do all they can to make the country proud.
"It will be fantastic and I’m sure our fans will have a wonderful time out there [in Brazil]," Hodgson said in an exclusive interview with TheFA.com.
"We’ll do our level best to give them something to feel proud about. Wherever we’ve gone, and we’ve had some fairly long journeys, all the fans who have gone out there have supported us brilliantly.
"At Wembley we’re in the throes at least of making it a place where it’s hard for teams to come and beat us.
"We certainly felt in the last two games the support was really palpable.
"Even with a lot of Poles there the other night, anxious to make an awful lot of noise, our fans stepped up and made certain that we weren’t dominated by the away support."
England's victories against Montenegro and Poland were enjoyed by nearly 170,000 fans inside the stadium.
The results also ensured Hodgson's men maintained an unbeaten run in their Group H campaign as they chalked up an impressive plus-27 goal difference.
Only Germany and Holland scored more in the European qualifiers, while Spain were the sole nation to concede fewer, but also played two games fewer.
The outcome pleased the Three Lions boss.
"We scored 31 and only conceded four, that’s a great record," he said.
"Only a couple of teams matched us on that one. There weren't many teams who scored more than the 31, so we’re really happy.
"To go 10 matches in a qualifying campaign for a World Cup, and to go through unbeaten, is always going to be difficult."
Watch more from our interview with Roy via the links on the right hand side of the page.