Roy Hodgson believes England can learn some valuable lessons from the behaviour of Britain's athletes during London 2012.
The England managers has had to deal with many high pressure situations in his time but was still impressed by how they delivered under the huge pressure.
"So many of the athletes were hopes to win a gold medal , some of them were expected to win them.
"They lived up to the expectations, they answered those hopes and dreams under the enormous pressure in front of a home crowd, which I must say gave the British athletes tremendous support.
"We need to understand when we play as an England football team we are under the same spotlight and have the same requirements to perform so we can learn from that."
It was not just the on-field actions of the athletes that impressed Hodgson however.
"The other thing we can learn is how well the athletes performed in interviews after the event, also the humility they showed when they did win.
"Not just when winning, the grace they showed in relation to opponents they have beaten. Even the way showed disappointment when they hadn't performed at the level that they wanted to.
Hodgson did point out however that there can be different pressures when playing big football matches at ground where you aren't welcome.
"All these things are good but they are performing for a very different audience the ones we do. The Olympic Stadium is different to an away day when the fans are perhaps trying to upset you as much as they can."