Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard and the England players who finished bottom of the group in 2015
The Under-21 European Championship begins on Sunday with high expectations for England success.
The side go in pursuit of a third Euro title, with their last coming in 1984, while also trying to emulate the success of the under-17s and Under-20s.
Both won the World Cup in 2017 while Aidy Boothroyd’s side lost in the semi-final.
There is always a weight of expectation when England go to any tournament, but perhaps more so now with the glut of talented youngsters being produced in recent seasons.
Four years ago, a promising England team went to the Euros in the Czech Republic with high expectations but it ended in disappointment.
Gareth Southgate’s side finished bottom of their group with just one win from their three group games with that one victory coming against tournament winners Sweden.
Here is what has happened to that team of four years ago.
The goalkeeper has gone on to make nine appearances for the full squad but was never able to establish himself as number one.
Currently at Stoke City in the Championship but is likely to move to a Premier League club this summer.
The former Charlton youth player was signed by Arsenal as a 19-year-old but has struggled for regular football ever since.
Jenkinson has made one senior appearance, which came in 2012.
The Everton left-back has been loaned out to five different clubs and only made five appearances for the Toffees.
Last season he was at Oxford United in League One on loan.
The midfielder joined Charlton from Brighton for an undisclosed fee in 2017 and made 41 appearances last season.
The 25-year-old has been injured during their promotion winning season but will hope to make his mark in the Championship next year.
The centre-back has gone on to be an important part of Gareth Southgate’s England side who lost in the World Cup semi-final last summer.
Following his £47.5million transfer from Everton to Manchester City, he has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup.
The defender made 185 appearances for Middlesbrough before a £15million move to Premier League club Burnley last summer but only managed one appearance.
Pritchard left Tottenham in 2016 and has had spells and Norwich and Huddersfield.
Was part of the Huddersfield side that got relegated from the Premier League last season.
We still may have not seen the best from James Ward-Prowse who is already nearing 200 Premier League appearances.
He has been a mainstay of the Southampton side since 2012 but has only made two senior England appearances.
Kane has gone on to be England captain, feature in a World Cup semi-final and win the Golden Boot.
He has 22 senior goals in 39 games and has been a key part of Gareth Southgate’s success.
Another former Tottenham academy product, Carroll has been loaned out to several teams before signing for Swansea in 2017.
He was loaned to Aston Villa in January but only made two appearances before suffering a season-ending hip injury.
Redmond has just one senior cap to his name but has plenty of Premier League experience.
Over the last three seasons he has been a key member of the Southampton squad and only missed eight league matches.
The goalkeeper left Watford in 2015 to join Reading but could not establish his place in the side.
Loan spells at Gillingham and Peterborough followed before signing for West Brom last year.
The Fulham goalkeeper made seven Premier League appearances for the side who were relegated.
He has struggled to keep hold of a regular starting place for the club but may see more opportunities in the Championship next season.
Chalobah has been plagued by injury problems that has seen him make just 13 league appearances in the last two seasons.
The Chelsea academy product was sold to Watford in 2017 but they have yet to see the best of him.
The former Manchester United youngster has gone on to be one of the best defenders in the Premier League.
He has flourished at Burnley and later Everton, which has led to seven full England caps.
The Manchester United winger has been a key member of the England squad and already has 24 caps to his name.
Lingard has also been a regular in the United starting XI in recent seasons with 111 league appearances to his name.
The striker has struggled to recapture the form of the 2013/14 season where he netted 21 times in 40 games for Burnley.
He moved Liverpool in 2015 but was sent out on loan to Southampton last season after a number of injury problems.
The former Arsenal youth player has failed to live up to the expectations and has only scored 10 or more goals in a season twice.
He has had spells at Wolves, Bournemouth and most recently Stoke.
The midfielder is still only 24 but has already made 235 senior appearances.
He started his career at Derby before being signed by Watford in 2017 and has been a key part of their squad that finished 11th in the Premier League.
The defender was at Leicester until 2016 before a move to Reading. He has only missed 14 league games for the club in the last three seasons.
A former Southampton youth player who was quickly snapped up by Arsenal in 2014.
Last season he was loaned out to Fulham as they were relegated from the top flight.
Chambers has gone on to make three senior England appearances, all of which came in 2014.
The left-back has struggled to nail down a regular starting place in the Southampton team.
Last season he made 16 appearances but the year before he was loaned out to Fulham when they were in the Championship.
The midfielder has started to feature more regularly for Chelsea and managed to score 10 goals in all competition for the club last season.
He has made 10 England appearances but is currently facing a lengthy spell out injured because of an Achilles injury.
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