English football has long-maligned players that ply their trade abroad. For whatever reason, we're more than happy for leading players from other countries to come to the Premier League, but if our players do the reverse then they're immediately treated with scepticism.
Last time out, I explained my decision to, with rather a heavy heart, move on from my six seasons with Sporting and explore pastures new by embarking on the start of a Journeyman save.
Sporting Lisbon moved into March 2023 still unbeaten in Primeira Liga and, for the first time in this save, having progressed past the first knockout round of the Champions League.
Ahead of a big summer international tournament, which is my first on Football Manager 2020, I thought it'd be a good idea to provide a brief rundown of the squad. There'll be some familiar names and some players I've probably mentioned by name and you're thinking "who's that guy then?"
England had made the perfect start to the Euro 2028 qualifiers, with two wins from their first two matches. But things were about to get very special indeed in what was, admittedly, a relatively weak group.
After securing their place in the Nations League Finals in the summer of 2027, the England staff and players had plenty of time out to prepare for future exploits.