England captain Harry Kane has thanked followers for his or her help after the group misplaced to Italy on penalties within the closing of the Euro 2020 event.
The sport ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, dramatically plunging the match in to further time and finally penalties, the place Italy triumphed 3-2 from the spot.
Sharing a photograph of the group in a huddle on the Wembley turf on Sunday evening, Kane wrote on Twitter: “Final evening hurts. It will harm for a very long time.
Final evening hurts. It’ll harm for a very long time. However we’ve come thus far and damaged down so many obstacles that this isn’t the tip. We win collectively, lose collectively and can regroup collectively for the World Cup. Thanks for all of your help this summer time. pic.twitter.com/kUfW3zq2mn
— Harry Kane (@HKane) July 12, 2021
“However we have come thus far and damaged down so many obstacles that this isn’t the tip. We win collectively, lose collectively and can regroup collectively for the World Cup. Thanks for all of your help this summer time.”
Harry Maguire shared an image of the squad watching the penalty shoot-out, merely saying: “Win collectively – lose collectively. We’ll be again.”
Elsewhere, Kieran Trippier shared a photograph of the squad smiling earlier than the ultimate with the message: “I am so pleased with this group. Such a younger gifted group of gamers.
“We gave every part we had for you followers and I am sorry it wasn’t sufficient. The help we have obtained is one thing we’ll always remember. We will probably be again stronger. Thanks”.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson additionally shared his ideas, saying the loss harm “much more this morning”.
He added: “We gave completely every part and I’m so pleased with the lads for what they’ve achieved over the previous couple of weeks. To see the expansion of people and as a collective has been unimaginable, the character we have proven, the need & sacrifice for one another has been one thing actually particular.”
It says rather a lot concerning the lads who took a pen final evening, enormous braveness, however we win & lose as a group & we’ll be taught from this expertise. Thanks all in your unimaginable help, we didn’t handle to recover from the road in the long run however we’ll be again, that is just the start.🦁🏴❤️
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) July 12, 2021
Henderson additionally thanked followers for his or her help, saying “that is just the start.”
In the meantime, the talismanic Jack Grealish, who got here on within the dying minutes of additional time earlier than being missed as a penalty-taker hit again at critics, saying: “I wished to take one!!!!”
Referring to Gareth Southgate’s determination to not let him attempt from the penalty spot, he added: “The gaffer has made so many proper selections by way of this event and he did tonight! However I will not have individuals say that I did not need to take a peno after I mentioned I’ll…”
The group’s feedback come after supervisor Gareth Southgate informed the media he didn’t need to “outstay his welcome” as England boss, however added he desires to take the group to glory at subsequent yr’s World Cup in Qatar.
Southgate additionally mentioned that supporting his gamers was “high of his considering” after the ultimate.
“There was a protracted interval within the dressing room final evening, they then went to satisfy with their households throughout the highway,” he mentioned.
“I managed to see all of them individually for a couple of moments earlier than they left the dressing room. I simply wished to thank all of them for what they’ve given as a result of they have been a pleasure to work with, they actually have purchased into every part we have tried to do.
“They’ve all given every part they probably may – I am tremendously grateful for that and I do know the nation is.
Southgate additionally condemned the racism displayed by some individuals in direction of the group’s black gamers, calling it “unforgiveable”.