Except for the team itself, of course. England, France, and especially Belgium are all fielding teams stuffed with unprecedented talent, and they’re all playing like they don’t give a damn.
I don’t know if October would be better. It seems to me people are more energized about their chosen clubs than about the national team nowadays, and the local leagues are in full swing at that point. Moreover, such a high percentage of the players in the EPL teams are from other European countries that when you see England play a Belgium or a France it might happen that there are more players from your favorite club on the continental team than on the England side.