MILLWALL manager Ian Holloway believes England can "achieve miracles" in the World Cup – even if they don't win it.
The Three Lions get their campaign underway in the Brazilian city of Manaus against Cesare Prandelli's Italy on Saturday evening.
And Ollie reckons that Roy Hodgson's men have a chance of reaching the latter stages of the tournament if they play as a unit rather than a team of individuals.
But the Den boss admits England "don't have much hope" of lifting the trophy.
He said: "I like the atmosphere at the moment that an English manager is bringing and that an English squad is also bringing.
"Off the pitch, I'm very proud of what Roy is doing.
"He's doing a fantastic job and we need to do our job now, every one of us.
"I bought a top in Sainsbury's – it's got the Three Lions on it and it's bright red from when we won the World Cup in 1966.
"I want us to support our team – I don't want us to criticise them or analyse every single performance.
"I want to be in the last bit of the tournament and try to do as well as we possibly can. It would be fantastic."
After Italy, England face Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D.
"I want to see our team play as a team and I want to see them sing the national anthem," Holloway added.
"I want to see them be really proud of each other and be proud of that shirt they are pulling on, that's all I want from England.
"How far we go is down to that.
"I believe we can achieve miracles if we have a team, if we work hard, and if we have a bit of luck.
"Roy has a brilliant way of defending – he's got a brilliant way of making people understand their defensive structure.
"Hopefully some of the talent we've got on show will get us the goals that we need.
"But I'm a realist so I don't think we have much hope.
"I think there are better all-round teams that are better put together than ours but we did beat Spain the last time we played them.
"They had a lot more of the ball but Frank Lampard scored from a set-piece and we beat them one-nil. Did we deserve it? No, but we won.
"In a World Cup, why can't we do that?"