The problem is that England players peak around November, so we get all excited about the possibilities and this then builds with anticipation towards the World Cup, when they all flop miserably.
I'm not sure the first part of your sentence is correct to be honest.
I don't think anyone has been excited about England's World Cup chances for at least two tournaments, if not more. I'm not sure anyone is excited about our chances for this one either.
I happen to think we did a decent job against a good German tteam, with a few younger inexperienced players impressing. Maybe now the pressure of qualifying is over, we're going to start to see how Southgate wants his team to lok in the World Cup. Maybe the Germany game was it. It certainly looked better than the continued failed policy of four at the back, Hart in goal, Henderson in midfield etc etc.