Yep. Take last year's Euros as an example, once England had qualified from the group.
England fans: The draw's opened up. It looks like a fairly easy route to the final. We could actually get to the final!
Xenophobic England haters: Look at how arrogant the England fans are. They actually think they can get to the final! I can't stand them. *spit*
England get to the final.
England fans: This is great! We've done really well and have made it to the final!
Xenophobic England haters: Yeah, but look how easy your route to the final has been...