Roy Hodgson believes England's run to the European Championship quarter-finals has got the fans singing again.
The former West Brom, Liverpool and Fulham boss has pointed to the fact that millions tuned in to watch the Three Lions as they progressed further in the tournament.
And, despite their penalty heartache against Italy in the last eight, Hodgson feels his side have now got the backing of the supporters once again.
"We were concerned going into the tournament that we didn't have the fans dreaming about success," said Hodgson.
"So what's been a major positive has been to see how positive people have been.
"We have consistently broken television viewing figures, first it was 18million, then 19m and now 23m.
"The fact 23m tuned in - OK, they've had their hearts broken, but it's nice to know they were that interested.
"We can't guarantee we can make those dreams come true. All we can do is try."
And Hodgson, who took over the national side just six weeks before the start of Euro 2012 insists he won't change England's playing style ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
"We have to maintain that degree of pragmatism that we have always had in England football," added Hodgson. "We also have to retain that fighting spirit and doggedness which is a quality of English football.
"We mustn't start throwing those qualities overboard just so you can come off the field and have someone say you've had more shots at goals than the opposition."
He added: "I would like to see us progress. I would like to see us play better than we did against Italy. I think there were some good moments in some other games. But it's a start for me, a new start."