MOSCOW, July 12: England captain Harry Kane could not hide his desperate disappointment after his side�s 2-1 extra-time defeat against Croatia in the semifinals of the World Cup in Moscow on Wednesday.
�We�re gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot,� Kane said after the match at the Luzhniki Stadium.
�It�s going to hurt for a while of course. We can hold our heads up high. It�s been a fantastic journey, we got further than anyone else thought we would have,� he added.
Playing in their first World Cup semifinal since 1990, England took a fifth-minute lead through Kieran Trippier�s superb free-kick.
But Croatia summoned the strength to come back in the second half, equalising through Ivan Perisic before Mario Mandzukic got the winner in the 109th minute.
�It�s been great to get to this stage and we know we�ve done everyone proud but we wanted to go on and win it,� Kane added.
�We thought we were just good enough, we thought we could have done that. But we�ve fallen just a bit short. It hurts. I don�t know what else to say.� � AFP