With promising teenagers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi and 20-year-old Declan Rice joining an England squad already bolstered by the rise of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Dele Alli, among others, Henderson is enjoying the fresh feel to a group that plays without fear.
Serbia were fined £65,000 and ordered to play one Under-21 game behind closed doors, but Rose later claimed he had become "numb" to racial abuse and said he had "no faith" in the authorities to deal with it. Competition for places is huge at the moment, everyone is fighting for a spot and the youth aren't scared to go and express themselves, try their skills and try to score goal and that is what we want.
"I was only reading this morning about, what Callum had gone through", Rose told the BBC.
"I think we feel that expectation where people now expect us to do well and I think before the World Cup there was no expectation".
"It is great that we have turned that around".
"I think we have handled it [the weight of expectation] really well since the World Cup".
For the first time in years, there is a sense England can emerge as one of the main contenders for global football's top prizes. I played with him at Liverpool and speak with him regularly.
Both semi-finals and final will be held at the home of English football, as well as at least two of England's group games should they qualify.
"It's very inspiring, just wants to make you push even more, train even harder and get to that level".
Despite Tottenham's faltering form of late, Kane has scored four times in five games since returning from a five-week injury layoff due to ankle ligament damage.
"Every top team is trying to improve and we saw some top nations at the World Cup like France and Croatia, but we have to focus on ourselves".
"You always want to go on, you always want to go on and win".
"He took the time with his family and close friends and the decision he made is one he thinks will best for his future and no-one can blame him for that". I've still got a little bit to go.