as reported by daily express,

Captain Kane admits England may have missed a golden chance to win the after being given a favourable draw in a tournament where so many of the traditionally strong nations fell by the wayside.

But he believes Gareth Southgate’s youthful team have learned some valuable lessons in Russia, brought the public back on their side and are on an upward trajectory.

“The gaffer had a little word afterwards and told us we should all be proud of ourselves,” he said. “Of course, nothing is going to make us feel any better. We are all gutted because this was a great opportunity for us. We had the belief that we could go all the way and you can never be sure if this kind of opportunity will come round again.

“But we can hold our head up high and feel proud. We have come a long way especially from two years ago. This has to be the start of something, rather than the end of it.

“To hear the fans singing out there after a defeat is an incredible feeling. All we can do is try and build on that.

“We have built a solid foundation over a two year period with this manager and it is so important we carry this on and continue to show we can do well in these major tournaments.

“We have shown we can in this one, the aim now is not to have to wait another 20-odd years to get

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