One year ago, England lost to Italy in the Euro 2020 final and, as a newfound fan of the game, I experienced football heartbreak for the first time.

But time heals all wounds and I have spent many months ready for another major tournament and wishing the World Cup was this summer, rather than later in the year.

To my shame, I had all but ignored the fact that there was a tournament going on this summer — the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 — and it is being hosted in England. Then, on Monday night, I accidentally turned over the television to England’s second game of the tournament and within seconds realised what I had been missing out on.