Last night, England produced a committed and capable performance against Germany that suggested Gareth Southgate’s work in progress is moving in the right direction.
The Three Lions were the better side in the first half, whilst there was little to choose between them and Die Manschaft in the second until Lukas Podolski gave his parting gift to international football – the kind of left-footed piledriver from long-range that has become synonymous with his Germany career.
England may have ended up on the wrong side of a fast-paced 1-0 but there were plenty of positives for Southgate and the fans to take from the display in Dortmund, with a number of Three Lions stars putting in strong performances.
So, who is your Man of the Match from last night? Was it Adam Lallana, who came closest to scoring with an effort against the bar? Dele Alli, who pulled the strings in midfield and created an abundance of attacking opportunities? Captain Gary Cahill, who impressed as part of a new-look back three? Or does someone else get your vote?
Let us know by taking part in the poll below and giving each player a thumbs up or thumbs down.