ngland may have lost out on their chance to compete in the World Cup final last night as Croatia triumphed with a 2-1 victory, but fans are still proud of their team for coming as far as they did.
Manager Gareth Southgate walked onto the pitch at the end to thunderous chants from the crowd, hugging every player individually and taking the loss with dignity.
This morning (July 12), Twitter was full of fans saying that while football may not have come home in the way they wanted, it reignited their passion in the sport and showed that the talents of the squad.
As former footballer and pundit Carlton Palmer told Julia Hartley-Brewer: “We’ve got to look at the positives. We’ve got a young team, we’ve got reasons to be very positive for the next tournament. The top teams, Germany, Brazil, they all went out early in the tournament.”
Here’s what people have been saying.
England's performance is easing a hangover
Scottish football should take notice
Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire were the stars for this fan
They might not have won, but England still came a long way
This fan won't stand for the defeat being used against England
The player's efforts didn't go unnoticed
England still gave fans a reason to be proud
Gareth Southgate took the loss like a gentleman
No drama, just good football
The team did their best and took the loss on the chin
They'll still come home to a warm welcome
Some people are already excited for the Euros
Southgate's ovation was well deserved